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August Newsletter

August 24, 2010



Hello again from AbilityLinks! Please read on for some of our latest news.


New Consortium Members


Join me in welcoming new AbilityLinks Consortium members Abbott Laboratories, The University of Chicago, Department of the Army, Allison Transmission, Inc., Arlington County Government, Fusion Inc., Chinook Enterprises, TCS Associates, Northeastern Illinois University, The University of Chicago Press and Hearst Magazines.


 


View a list of all consortium members. If you don’t see your organization’s name on our members page sign up today!


 


 


Upcoming Virtual Job Fair


Special thanks to all of the employers, recruiters and job seekers who participated in our recent virtual job fair:



  • OfficeMax


  • Smiths Detection


  • Terumo Cardiovascular Systems


  • RR Donnelley


  • The Douglass Center


  • Resurrection Health Care/Holy Family Medical Center


  • SSA Disability Adjudication and Review


  • Advocate Health Care


  • Marianjoy, Inc.


  • National Lewis University


  • Employment Options


  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory


  • Starbucks


  • U.S. Cellular


  • Northern Trust


  • Walgreens


  • NISH


  • Pride Industries


  • Amgen


  • Terumo Cardiovascular Systems


  • Oce North America


 


The next AbilityLinks virtual job fair will be held this October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Look for more information coming soon!




Featured Job Seekers


Our first candidate is a credit analyst possessing a high degree of analytical and problem solving skills. She excels in financial underwriting and customer service. Industry experience includes: mortgage loan industry, beverage industry and data solutions. View her AbilityLinks resume.  


 


Our second featured job seeker is interested in a landscaping, custodial or packaging job and has a high school diploma. View his AbilityLinks resume.





Featured Jobs


Marriott Hotels is actively recruiting for properties located in Maryland and South Carolina. Positions are from entry level to managerial. Omni Chicago Hotel is advertising for a door person, turndown attendant and food and beverage supervisor on AbilityLinks.


 


Click this link and enter keyword: Marriott or keyword: Omni to view these AbilityLinks job postings.


 


 


Sponsorship Survey


AbilityLinks is surveying businesses and organizations to get feedback on what factors are most important when giving consideration to becoming an AbilityLinks Sponsor. Please help us collect this valuable information by taking a very brief survey. Click this link to take the survey. Click this link to learn more about AbilityLinks sponsorship opportunities.


Survey on Myths about Hiring Persons with Disabilities


The University of Wisconsin rehabilitation services program is conducting research on myths related to hiring persons with disabilities. If you’re an employer or recruiter, you can help advance this research by completing their survey. 





Upcoming Events


Please take a look at these events posted recently on the AbilityLinks calendar. Click this link to advertise an event on the AbilityLinks calendar.  


 


AbilityLinks Webinar for Employers and Recruiters


The goal of this Webinar is for participants to learn about AbilityLinks and learn how to use AbilityLinks.org as a recruiting tool to find qualified candidates with disabilities. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.


 


Registration is free.


Audience: Employers/Recruiters, Service Providers


Start Date: 8/27/2010


End Date: 8/27/2010


Start Time: 10:00am CT


End Time: 11:00am CT


 


Location: On your computer and telephone. Registration is required.


 


ITKAN Refresh Kickoff


 


Putting IT at the Heart of Business Success. ITKAN Refresh Kickoff Networking Event.


 


Audience: Job Seekers, Employers/Recruiters, Service Providers, Employed Persons with Disabilities 


Start Date: 9/7/2010


End Date: 9/7/2010


Start Time: 4:00 PM


Time Zone: CST


End Time: 6:00 PM


 


Location: Microsoft Technology Center


City: Chicago


State: IL


Zip: 60601


 


2010 USBLN® Annual Conference & Expo


 


The 2010 USBLN® Annual Conference & Expo Aligning Disability with the Bottom Line: Talent, Market Share, and Supplier Diversity is the preeminent national employer-to-employer event that taps into the vast economic potential of people with disabilities.

This conference brings corporate, government, disability-owned businesses and BLN affiliates together to create workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are fully included as professionals, customers and entrepreneurs.


 


Audience: Job Seekers, Employers/Recruiters, Service Providers, Employed Persons with Disabilities


Start Date: 9/19/2010


End Date: 9/22/2010


Time Zone: CST


 


Location: Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel


City: Chicago


State: IL


 


Aiming for Sainthood


 


Aiming for Sainthood is an autobiographical one-woman show by Arlene Malinowski about what it’s like to grow up in a household with two Deaf parents. Arleen performs the show in both sign language and spoken word, and all the performances are going to be sign interpreted.


 


Tickets are $20 or $15 for groups of 10 or more.


 


Audience: Job Seekers, Employed Persons, Employers/Recruiters, Service Providers


Start Date: 9/20/2010


End Date: 9/26/2010


Time Zone: CST


 


Location: Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre


City: Chicago


State: IL


Zip: 60614


 


AbilityLinks Webinar for Job Seekers and Service Providers


 


The goal of this Webinar is for participants to learn about AbilityLinks and learn how to use AbilityLinks.org as a job placement tool. You will also receive some important tips for conducting a successful job search. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.


 


Registration is free.


 


Start Date: 10/26/2010


End Date: 10/26/2010


Start Time: 10:00am CT


End Time: 11:00am CT



AbilityLinks Webinar for Employers and Recruiters 


 


The goal of this Webinar is for participants to learn about AbilityLinks and learn how to use AbilityLinks.org as a recruiting tool to find qualified candidates with disabilities. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.


 


Registration is free.


 


Audience: Job Seekers


Start Date: 12/3/2010


End Date: 12/3/2010


Start Time: 10:00am CT


End Time: 11:00a, CT


 


Location: On your computer and telephone. Registration is required


 


 


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Best Regards,


 


  


Ken Skord


AbilityLinks Program Director


kskord@abilitylinks.org


 


AbilityLinks is a program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital