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May 2010 Newsletter

May 26, 2010


Dear AbilityLinks Supporter:


Upcoming Virtual Job Fair

AbilityLinks will be hosting a week-long virtual job fair June 21 - 25.

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.

Job seekers and employers will also have the opportunity to meet by participating in live chat sessions. Because the career fair is online, it’s convenient for both employers and job seekers...
Read more... or sign up for the job fair today!



Welcome New AbilityLinks Members

I would like to welcome the following new AbilityLinks Consortium Members: Owens Corning, U.S. Foodservice, Inc., MORE Access Solutions, Chevron, ITSolutions, Smiths Detection, North Chicago VA Medical Center and My Blind Spot, Inc.

View a list of
all consortium members. Don’t see your organization’s name? Consider joining now.



Employers and The ADA: Myths and Facts

As the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches this July, I thought it would be a good time to share some useful information about the employment provisions of the law and common myths and facts.


Myth: The ADA forces employers to hire unqualified individuals with disabilities.


Fact: Applicants who are unqualified for a job cannot claim discrimination under the ADA. Under the ADA, to be protected from discrimination in hiring, an individual with a disability must be qualified... read more.



Featured Jobs

Omni Chicago Hotel is looking for a front desk agent to register guests and help them check out. A high school diploma is required. View this job posting. 


RR Donnelly is seeking an inside sales associate to manage and grow business relationships with existing accounts. Besides a high school diploma, Strong problem-solving, analytical, written, and verbal communication skills are required. View this job posting.



Featured Job Seekers

Both candidates being featured this month have work experience and education in social services.


The first candidate is looking for an upwardly mobile entry level social service position. This candidate has 6 + years of social service experience with a Masters Degree in Social Work. View his resume.


The second candidate also has a Masters Degree in Social Work and is bi lingual with experience in a multitude of settings including residential and medical. View her resume.


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Best Regards,



Ken Skord

AbilityLinks Program Director

[email protected]


AbilityLinks is a program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital