Keyword: Community Resource Linkages (15 results)
About Ticket to Work
This resource provides employers access to over 130 Work Incentives Planning and Assistance Programs. The Ticket to Work Program provides most people receiving Social Security benefits (beneficiaries) more choices for receiving employment services. Under this program the Social Security Administration (SSA) issues ticket to eligible beneficiaries who, in turn, may choose to assign those tickets to an Employment Network (EN) of their choice to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services necessary to achieve a vocational (work) goal. The EN, if they accept the ticket, will coordinate and provide appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain employment.
American Foundation for the Blind
As a national nonprofit with offices in five US cities, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a leader in expanding possibilities for the more than 20 million Americans living with vision loss. AFB champions access and equality, and stands at the forefront of new technologies. Its award-winning programs directly address the most pressing needs of people with vision loss and their families.
American Job Center Network
The American Job Center Network is a source for employment information sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and includes tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. If you are an employer looking to hire people with disabilities and/or veterans with disabilities, use this website to find your local American Job Center by entering your zip code. Once you have found your local branch, ask for the the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) or the Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) to speak to them directly about qualified applicants with disabilities.
Career Pathways: Catalog of Toolkits
Career Pathways: Catalog of Toolkits is an online directory of free resources available for planning a Career Pathways initiative. Toolkits were selected for this Catalog because they provide clear action steps for starting a Career Pathways initiative and help different sectors – education, workforce, human services, industry, and policy – learn to communicate with each other about their resources and priorities. The toolkits can be filtered by Publisher, Target Population, Intended Audience, Primary Career Pathway Element Addressed, and Industry – so you can quickly find the right set of tools for your initiative.
Chambers of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Contact your local Chamber of Commerce branch to find local resources for employers who are interested or have hired people with disabilities. Employers can also find a variety of resources on the subject of disability employment by visiting the national website.
Community Resource Linkages
One way employers can facilitate the diversification of their workforce is by forming community linkages. Community resource linkages can be formal or informal partnerships between an employer and any organization that provides employment services or referral of candidates for special emphasis hiring programs. These outcome-based linkages can benefit all employers regardless of size, employment sector, or scope of work.
Employment Disability Institute (EDI)
EDI conducts research and provides continuing education and technical assistance on many aspects of disability in the workplace. Researchers and practitioners at the Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations School with expertise in disability have helped companies, labor organizations, government agencies, schools, and communities throughout the United States and abroad to accommodate and integrate individuals with disabilities.
Federal, State, and Local Resources
This link provides addition resources that could be useful for individuals with disabilities, service providers, and employers. The page specifies contact information for these resources and clarifies what information each resource offers.
Independent Living Centers
Centers for Independent Living (CIL/ILC) are consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agencies that are designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities. Some CILS offer employment services for employers seeking people with disabilities, and most will keep track of employers within their service area who offer these opportunities as they are often contacted by job seekers with disabilities. Employers who are actively recruiting people with disabilities can use this website to locate CILs within their state.
One Stop Career Centers
CareerOneStop is a source for employment information sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and includes tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. If you are an employer looking to hire people with disabilities and/or veterans with disabilities, use this service locator website to find your local One Stop by entering your zip code. Once you have found your local branch, ask for the the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) or the Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) to speak to them directly about qualified applicants with disabilities.
Receiving Ticket to Work Payments as an Employment Network
The Employment and Training Administration's issued Training and Employment Notice (TEN) No. 14-12," Receiving Ticket to Work Payments as an Employment Network." The purpose of this TEN is to announce a streamlined process for the American Job Centers, state workforce agencies,and workforce investment boards to become Employment Networks (ENs) under the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Ticket to Work (TTW) Program. The Department of Labor has promoted public workforce system entities becoming active ENs as part of its comprehensive effort to expand the capacity of the workforce system to serve people with disabilities. Over 10 million people receive SSDI and/or SSI benefits. The public workforce system is currently serving thousands of Social Security disability beneficiaries each year and more public workforce entities could participate in and reap the benefits of the TTW Program by becoming ENs.
Ticket to Work
This resource provides employers State level access to over 1500 Employment Networks. The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program is an employment program for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work. The Ticket Program is part of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 ? legislation designed to remove many of the barriers that previously influenced people?s decisions about going to work because of the concerns over losing health care coverage. The goal of the Ticket Program is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other support services from public and private providers, employers, and other organizations.
Vocational Rehabilitation Organizations
Your state vocational rehabilitation program is a great way for you to recruit people with disabilities from a service provider. Ask for your local business outreach specialist by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to find your local contact.