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TuesdayAugust 22, 2017

US Labor Dept Extends Comment Period on Disabled Worker Opportunities

US Department of LaborUS Labor Department extends comment period on proposed rule to improve employment opportunities for workers with disabilities

Interested parties may submit comments through Feb. 21

WASHINGTON ‒ The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced a 14-day extension of the comment period for its proposed rule to revise regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which obligates most federal contractors and subcontractors to ensure equal employment opportunity for qualified workers with disabilities.

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President Obama’s Plan to Put Veterans Back to Work

President Obama greets veterans after delivering remarks on tax credits to help get veterans back to work on Nov. 7, 2011, at the White House. (YURI GRIPAS - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a new Veterans Job Corps initiative to help our returning veterans find pathways to civilian employment. The Administration’s new veteran employment initiatives, coupled with the work that President Obama has already accomplished in creating employment opportunities for veterans, will help put tens of thousands of veterans back to work.  

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US Labor Dept to increase jobs for disabled Americans

US Department of LaborUS Labor Department seeks to improve job opportunities for Americans with disabilities by setting historic hiring goal for federal contractors and subcontractors

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs invites public comment on this proposal, which will be published in the Dec. 9 edition of the Federal Register.

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Call of Duty Endowment Supports Women Veterans

BPW FoundationBusiness and Professional Women’s Foundation Receives  $100,000 to Assist Women Veterans Move to Civilian Careers Call of Duty Endowment Presents Check before Miami Dolphins Game

Washington, DC - During a pre-game tailgate event at the December 4, 2011 Miami Dolphins NFL game in Miami,FL, Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation CEO Deborah L. Frett accepted a $100,000 grant from Activision’s Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E).  BPW Foundation will use the funds to assist women veterans with their transition from military to civilian careers. 

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Veterans With Disabilities need Multi-Prong Approach for Employment

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) LogoCommission Also Votes to Approve Age Discrimination Regulations

WASHINGTON—Veterans with disabilities have unique needs in transitioning to and retaining civilian employment, and many are unaware that they are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a panel of experts told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at a public meeting held today.  The panel included representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Labor (DOL),  Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Department of Defense (DOD) and private sector stakeholders, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The meeting was one of a series the EEOC has held to examine barriers to employment.

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