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April Newsletter

April 18, 2008

Dear AbilityLinks Supporter,

With over 300 job seekers, employers and disability advocates in attendance to honor worthy award recipients and participate in a full-day educational conference, last month’s AbilityLinks Consortium Employment Expo was truly an outstanding success that all consortium members can be proud of. 

Very special thanks are extended to our wonderful key note speaker Randy Lewis from Walgreens Co. and event sponsors Northern Trust Bank, Kensington International, The Martin-Brower Company, Walgreens, RR Donnelley,, Advanced O & P Solutions, Bowe Bell + Howell, Ball and Carnow, Conibear & Associates as well as the many volunteers and consortium members that planned and organized the Expo.

Please read more about this terrific event and Walgreens unique diversity initiative.

There are still a few spots remaining for this month’s AbilityLinks Webinar that will teach job seekers about using the many new features of AbilityLinks newly designed web site. This is a free Webinar but space is limited and sign-up is required. Click this link to register or contact Bill O’Connor at or 630/909-7444 to learn more.

If you’re successfully employed and disabled and would like to share your story, please click this link to post your profile on the AbilityLinks web site. This new web site feature increases awareness of employed persons like you, creates business networking opportunities and mentoring possibilities for AbilityLinks job seekers that can learn from your experience. Here is a sample profile to take a look at.  

Featured Job Seekers

Our first featured job seeker has excellent office skills as well as entry level information technology skills. He has help desk work experience and Microsoft Office skills, and is eager to contribute them to the successful operation of a company or business. View this AbilityLinks resume.

Our second featured job seeker has a master’s degree and extensive experience in the social services field as well as customer service, marketing and business skills that she is offering the right employer. View this AbilityLinks resume.

Please contact or to learn more about these AbilityLinks job seekers.  

Upcoming Events

AbilityLinks Job Seeker Webinar (full description)

How To Use To Find A Job And Placement Services!

FEATURED PRESENTERS: Bill O'Connor and Janice Duvall, AbilityLinks Information Specialists Job seekers will learn how to use the new website which provides a single point of contact for employers, job seekers, and employment programs.

Audience: Job Seekers
Start Date: 4/30/2008
End Date: 4/30/2008
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 11:15 am

Location: Webinar

To submit an item for inclusion into the calendar please click this link 

Best wishes,


Ken Skord

AbilityLinks Program Director