If you have a disability and are ready to work or return to work, 2012 offers an optimistic outlook for employment opportunities. With a surge in disability employment support from both the White House and President Obama, you can expect positive changes on the employment front.
Below are some of the federal hiring initiatives that could positively affect Ticket to Work participants like you in 2012.
- The Office of Personnel Management's Schedule A hiring initiative is a federal employment program for people with disabilities. It allows eligible individuals to apply non-competitively for positions within the federal government and avoid lengthy hiring processes.
- The Department of Defense and the Department of Labor’s Workforce Recruitment Program is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities who want to improve their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
- The White House announced support for putting Wounded Warriors and returning veterans back to work. The Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Labor have programs providing vocational rehabilitation services and job training for veterans with disabilities.
Learn more about Ticket to Work and how it can lead to a good job, a good career, and a better self-supporting future. Visit www.socialsecurity.gov/work, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY/TDD).