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March 31, 2010

 

 

Dear AbilityLinks Supporter:

 


(Wheaton, IL March 17, 2010) – Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital’s Vice President of Physician Services and Organizational Planning, John Brady, DHA, has been named to the Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force.


Dear AbilityLinks Supporter,

 

Please read our latest Newsletter.

 


9/18/09

Dear AbilityLinks Supporter,

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and AbilityLinks is celebrating by hosting a free 24/7 Virtual Job Fair to showcase the talents of job seekers with disabilities.

Register for the Virtual Job Fair today and return to AbilityLinks.org Monday, October 12th through Friday, October 16th to find qualified AbilityLinks candidates, network with inclusive employers, apply for jobs, or consult with disability and employment experts. Read more about the AbilityLinks Virtual Job Fair.

Want to learn the latest techniques for building an effective resume from an expert? Join Featured Presenter, Nancy Cashen later this month for a special AbilityLinks Resume Workshop.


AbilityLinks.org, founded and supported in part by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, held this free online recruiting event that was open to both job seekers and employers. Accessible 24-hours a day throughout the week, the event provided job seekers with disabilities the opportunity to review a wide variety of job postings, search for employment in a specific field or industry and email their resumes to job fair employers. Job seekers could also chat online with employers, ask questions of experts on topics such as social security benefits and health insurance, and gather advice from individuals with disabilities who have already found work.


AbilityLinks.org, the job opportunity website for persons with disabilities and inclusive employers, will be hosting a week-long virtual job fair in October.


Joanna Simmons was passionate about working as far back as she can remember. In fact, the strongest memory she has of her 16th birthday is feeling excited that she was old enough to get a part time job and a pay check. This feeling didn’t diminish even after being diagnosed with severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, a condition that affects approximately 50,000 young people in the United States.    While attending college, Joanna went to work for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as a Human Resources Intern. She recalled interviewing an older man for a bus driver position who was discouraged after experiencing a lot of rejection during his job search.  “I know you won’t hire me because you think I’m too old,” the man said.   


9/17/09

Dear AbilityLinks Supporter,

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and AbilityLinks is celebrating by hosting a free 24/7 Virtual Job Fair to showcase the talents of job seekers with disabilities.


 

Dear AbilityLinks Supporter,

 


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