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Job Search Workshop Can Help Make 2013 The Year You Find A New Job

AbilityLinks and RR Donnelley presented a unique and intensive hands-on job search workshop last July. Due to high demand, this successful event will be repeated in Wheaton, Illinois. Job Seekers with disabilities will learn the best techniques for improving their resume, have a chance to practice essential interview skills with human resource professionals and learn latest strategies for leveraging the internet to find a job. Tickets for this free event went quickly last time so don’t wait: Click this link to register today.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and AbilityLinks marked the occasion by hosting a virtual job fair the week of October 1, 2012. Thanks to all the employers and more than 180 job seekers that participated in this online event and made it a success. .

By staying informed about the latest hiring trends you increase your chances of finding employment. These occupations are projected to have the largest number of job openings during the 2008-2018 time period.  Many are occupations, a segment of the labor market that continues to grow.  You can often find training programs related to these occupations at your local community college or One Stop Career Center.

About 56.7 million people — 19 percent of the population — had a disability in 2010, according to a broad definition of disability, with more than half of them reporting the disability was severe, according to a comprehensive report on this population released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The report shows that 41 percent of those age 21 to 64 with any disability were employed.

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Monday, May 21 through Friday, May 25, 2012 AbilityLinks will be hosting a virtual job fair.This week-long online recruiting event will match talented job seekers with disabilities to employment opportunities from entry level to technical and professional. Accessible 24 hours a day. Registration is free to both job seekers and employers. Sign up today!

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On October 13, hosted a Business Leaders Breakfast Event as part of its year-long tenth anniversary celebration. The breakfast event entitled A New Corporate and Business Frontier: People with Disabilities, brought together leaders and executives of inclusive corporations to explore the benefits of reaching people with disabilities as employees and as customers. Nearly 200 individuals were in attendance for the captivating panel discussion.

The La Grange Park resident maximizes the Internet as the social media point-person for, a nonprofit based in Wheaton that connects employers with job seekers.

By Beth Palmer, LaGrangePatch, November 29, 2010

September 1, 2010, Wheaton, IL –, the job opportunity website for persons with disabilities and inclusive employers, will be hosting a week-long virtual job fair in October.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and AbilityLinks is honoring NDEAM by hosting their virtual job fair October 4 – October 8. This week-long online recruiting event will be accessible 24 hours a day and is free to both job seekers and employers. Opportunities are available for employers to become Featured Employers or for non-exhibiting companies to sponsor the event. Further information is available online.

August 24, 2010

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