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July Newsletter

July 29, 2008

Dear AbilityLinks Supporter,

Welcome new AbilityLinks Consortium members: Advanced Software Systems Inc., Washington State Business Leadership Network, Kelly Services, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., Sikich, West Suburban Medical Center, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., Chicago Public Schools Simeon Career Academy, USG, Eye Can See Clearly, Inc., Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, AMDOCS and Office Max. View our complete Consortium Membership list.

I am very pleased to announce that AbilityLinks is the winner of the 2008 Partnerships for Independence Award for increasing employment of persons with disabilities. Thanks to Donka, Inc. for presenting AbilityLinks with this award. Read more…

AbilityLinks is sponsoring two upcoming Webinars: one for recruiters and the other for job seekers. There is still time to register for both of these free Webinars. The Job Seeker Webinar will feature helpful tips for conducting an effective job search and the Employer and Recruiter Webinar will highlight ways to make your workplace disability friendly for individuals with visual impairments.

Finally, if you haven’t yet, please take a look at AbilityLinks new Employed Person Profiles. These profiles include valuable advice and information for job seekers and businesses from persons that are successfully employed. If you are employed and disabled, please consider sharing your experience and advice with job seekers and businesses by adding your profile.  

Featured Employed Person Profile

This employed individual is a very successful nurse recruiter who has a spinal cord injury. She is working for a large hospital in Arizona and has some excellent advice for both employers and job seekers. Read this profile.  

Featured Job Seeker

A graduate of AbilityLinks mentoring program, this job seeker’s experience includes customer service, graphic design, writing copy for ads and utilizing various PC applications to design a variety of marketing materials including postcards, business cards, brochures, flyers, data sheets, surveys, letterhead, envelopes, posters and PowerPoint presentations. View his AbilityLinks resume.

Featured Employer

CD One Price Cleaners, the largest dry cleaning and laundry specialist operating in the Chicagoland area, is looking for individuals with management experience in the hospitality, cleaning, food service or retail industry. Besides supervisory experience, exposure to compiling, preparing, and maintaining store level profits & loss statements, budgets, and cost controls is also important. View this AbilityLinks job posting.

Best wishes,

Ken Skord
AbilityLinks Program Director






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