Think Beyond the Label Grows in Relevance to Employers
Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) programs throughout the country pooled resources to develop the Think Beyond the Label (TBTL) campaign. The web page, nationally televised commercials, print advertisements, and brochures have created awareness among employers on the business case for hiring individuals with disabilities.
Last month, the campaign added a new resource to the web page -- the Hire Gauge Return on Investment estimator -- which calculates the potential incentives and organizational benefits from diversifying the workforce in the area of disability. Experiment with this new feature at this link: http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com/
DVR and Americorps: Bridging the Employment Gap
The Colorado MIG and Serve Colorado have been teaming up to spread the word about National and Community Service participation for Coloradans with disabilities.
With job participation rates hovering around 21%, people with disabilities face many barriers to employment including limited resumes and employment gaps, lack of “soft” skills, insufficient references, and a lack of work experience. National and Community Service through the AmeriCorps programs provides an opportunity to address these barriers and gain the skills and resources that lead to becoming successfully employed.