The following press release was authored by Enable American and was originally posted on August7, 2014.
Tampa, FL, August 7, 2014 – Enable America, the nation’s first nonprofit solely committed to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, has joined forces with DirectEmployers Association in launching a dynamic and searchable online job portal: EnableAmerica.jobs.
This online employment search tool is designed to serve the more than 56 million Americans with life altering disabilities, including disabled military veterans. EnableAmerica.jobs also provides a new outlet for employers committed to building diversity in their workplace.
“Right now more than one million career opportunities are posted on EnableAmerica.jobs, made possible through companies who have partnered with us and DirectEmployers,” said Chris Jadick, Enable America’s Executive Director. “Enable America’s history and expertise in working to improve job opportunities for people with disabilities, combined with DirectEmployers consortium of leading global employers, will open new doors to many who are ready, willing, and able to work.”
“Our members represent some of the largest employers in the world and are fully committed to embracing differences and creating inclusive workforces that provide job opportunities to people with disabilities,” said Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association. “The launch of EnableAmerica.jobs is another milestone for the Association and gives both employers and disabled job seekers another way to interact.”
Founded in 2002, Enable America builds bridges between people with disabilities and employers, through direct engagement programs that help companies take action to diversify their workforce and employ more people with disabilities. Programs include Job Skills Workshops, Career Mentoring Days, VetConnect programs for disabled veterans and wounded warriors, as well as Community Connection and Business-to-Business meetings.
The debut of EnableAmerica.jobs comes at an important time, as new U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) regulations on the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities went into effect on March 24. Administered by the DOL’s Office of Federal Contracting Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Final Rule revises Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to follow new guidelines for hiring individuals with disabilities (IWDs). These new regulations will also strictly enforce a 7% utilization goal for employment of qualified IWDs.
“Increasingly Enable America is providing services to companies to help them take action necessary to improve employment of people with disabilities, and meet their compliance needs,” Jadick said. “We welcome both job seekers and employers to connect with our organization, services, and the new job portal.”
Additional information on Enable America’s achievements can be found at EnableAmerica.org. Companies can learn more on Enable America’s Employment Partner program by contacting Executive Director Chris Jadick at Chris.Jadick@EnableAmerica.org, or by phone at (813) 222-3204.
About Enable America
Enable America was established in 2002 by attorney Richard Salem as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment and live independently. The organization’s Community Connections, Business Connections, and VetConnect programs unite members of the disability community and business community to raise awareness and increase employment opportunities for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities, including our nation’s wounded warriors. More information can be found on the organization’s web site, www.EnableAmerica.org.
About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers is an employer-driven association focusing on talent acquisition and OFCCP compliance that utilizes its technology and thought leadership to amplify job visibility and employment brand, facilitate partnerships to meet EEO/AA goals and provide proof of job delivery. For more information, visit www.directemployers.org.