Who Cares About NDEAM?

David SpearsCornelius BookerNDEAM stands for National Disability Employment Awareness month. Held each October, NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for 2019 is The Right Talent, Right Now. Continue reading “Who Cares About NDEAM?”

White Cane Safety Day 2019

Cornelius BookerWorkforce Solutions continues to celebrate the strides that people with disabilities have made to overcome various challenges they face in employment and independent living. During this month we also participate in White Cane Safety Day events which will take place this year at City Hall in downtown Houston. Continue reading “White Cane Safety Day 2019”

The Ability to do things Different

David SpearsPeople may not be aware that folks with a disability can perform most projects just as well as anyone else can, only differently. For example, walking is not the method I use for mobility, but I still get to where I need to go just the same by using a wheelchair. While driving my car, I may not put my foot on the pedal, but rather my hand on the hand control to “push on it” rather than “step on it!” Those seemingly opposite actions have the same result (and usually a traffic ticket). At work, it’s the same: I may not complete projects the way others might, but I achieve the same results with the same high-quality standard. Continue reading “The Ability to do things Different”

Too Old to Get a Job!?

" "Several sources state that people who are 40 or older represent about 40% of the United States workforce. This is great news for those of us who are considered older Americans. The number of workers 55 and older is expected to increase to 20% by the year 2020, which will represent 1 out of 5 people employed. The idea that I can’t get a job because I’m too old or that employers want to hire younger people is not necessarily true. So what is an ‘old person’ to do? Continue reading “Too Old to Get a Job!?”