Job Seekers in Sioux Falls Area!
Sanford is having a Job Fair. Print your resumes and be ready for an on the spot interview.
The Job Fair is this Friday, March 14th from 2:00pm-5:00pm at Sanford Medical Center in the Atrium. Sanford will be interviewing for positions in Nutrition & Food Service, Laundry and Housekeeping.
The Rocky Mountain ADA Center, a member of the National Network of ADA Centers, is sponsoring a survey of individuals with disabilities to understand the impact of access to transportation on social opportunities. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete online at Transportation Access for Persons with Disabilities.
Those who complete the survey may elect to be entered into a randomly selected drawing for one of eight $25 Visa gift cards.
The Rocky Mountain ADA Center, is a federally funded program providing technical assistance regarding disability issues. This survey will be used to inform the training, materials, and telephone consultation services available from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center (www.adainformation.org).
If you would like additional information, please contact Keith Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435 797-0507.
Thank you for taking the time to participate.
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 / 9:30 AM Central Time
Presenter: Candice Alder, Director of Technical Assistance & Training, Rocky Mountain ADA Center
(Operated by Meeting the Challenge, Inc.)
Topics: This webinar will provide valuable information that will help expand your pool of prospective employees and answer questions you may have about what you can and can't do when hiring people with disabilities.
Among the areas to be covered:
Who Should Participate: Business owners, managers, human resources personnel and other people interested in information on recruiting and hiring employees.
This program is hosted by the Council of State Retail Associations, and is one in a series of four "Retail University" webinars to be offered in 2014. SDRA members may register for these programs at no cost.
(See note below about how our webinars work).
HOW OUR WEBINARS WORK
Registration & confirmation: When you register, you will receive an email confirmation which includes a phone number and a website link. You will also receive email reminders - with the phone number and link - the day before the webinar, and a few hours prior to the webinar.
The day of the webinar: On the day of the webinar, you will do two things:
If you will be watching the webinar at a different computer, be sure to print out the confirmation information, as it will show a link and a phone ID number that will be unique to you. This is computer generated for each individual registrant, and SDRA will not have access to the information that is sent to you.
Cost: There is no charge to register for the webinars, however long distance charges may apply.
Materials from prior seminars, and recordings of previous webinars may be viewed here.
At the Hardware Store, Where It's Good for Business and Workers
A majority of small business owners say they support an increase in the minimum wage. One supporter is Gina Schaefer, who runs a group of nine Ace Hardware stores in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. She is among those who believe that higher wages lead to employee retention and profitability, while putting more money into the hands of workers who spend it in the local economy. On Jan. 30, Secretary Perez stopped by her 5th Street store located in the Nation's Capital to tour the establishment and speak with employees, nearly all of whom earn well above the minimum wage. "As President Obama made clear in his State of the Union address, America needs a raise," Perez said. "You help American business by putting more money in people's pockets. When people have more money in their pockets, people spend more, and businesses like Ace Hardware are going to thrive." Store employee Christina Amaya stood as an example of what a fair wage can mean for worker retention. "I've worked here for five years because of the pay and benefits," she told Perez. He responded by underlining one of the strongest arguments for a minimum wage increase, saying, "When you're treated fairly in the workplace you stay longer and become a more productive employee. When an employer doesn't have to train a new worker every month it's better for business."
• Read the Blog Post
• View the Slideshow
Examples of Job Accommodations for People with Disabilities
This series of short trainings from the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) provides basic information about reasonable accommodations for people with different types of disabilities, including vision and hearing, dexterity and cognitive disabilities. Simple modifications to the work environment and assistive technologies enable people with disabilities to perform their jobs, and allow employers to benefit from the skills and talents they bring to the workplace.
The Disability Market Boot Camp will transform your business, provide you with useful insight to market, serve, and employ people with disabilities. SMG offers the Disability Market Boot Camp Webinar Series and Disability Market Boot Camp LIVE events.
SMG's Disability Market Boot Camp Webinar Series will kick off in January 2014. During each session the SMG Team will provide you with insight to employ, serve and market to customers with disabilities in a refreshing way.
OFCCP and EEO - Need to know Disability Compliance
February 26, 2014
Recruiting and Hiring People with Disabilities for HR Managers:
Impacting the Bottom-Line
March 12, 2014
The Important Role of Messaging
March 26, 2014
ADA Audio Conference 3-Part Series - Self-Evaluation and Transition Plans
The ADA National Network is pleased to announce a 3 part program focused on Self-Evaluation and Transition Planning for ADA Compliance. The sessions will be held monthly between January and March. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21st. All sessions are 90 minutes in length and will be offered via Teleconference and/or Webinar Platform (Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing). All sessions are closed captioned.
January 21, 2014 – Part I: Getting Started
February 18, 2014 – Part II: A Hands-on Approach to Self-Evaluations
March 18, 2014 – Part III: Bringing It All Together: Transition Plans, Barrier Removal Plans, and Action Plans
Registration: $25.00/per toll free telephone line (Audio via telephone – Visual can be done via handout and/or webinar platform connection).
Free for webinar platform connection (both audio and visual) (Closed captioning provided via the webinar platform).
Registration URL: http://adagreat.powweb.com/Registration/ (You will be required to establish an account in our system if you do not already have one)
Continuing Education Recognition Available: AIA, AICP, LACES, Certificate of Attendance
Questions? Email the Great Lakes ADA Center at email@example.com or call at 877-232-1990 (V/TTY)
Disability Employment PSA Discussion Guide Now Available
The Campaign for Disability Employment (CDE) recently announced the availability of a discussion guide to accompany the “Because” public service announcement (PSA) distributed earlier this year. The “Because” PSA has a simple but significant message—that youth with disabilities, like all youth, should grow up expecting to work and succeed, and parents, educators and other adults of influence in their lives should reinforce this expectation at every turn. The new discussion guide—which comes with a DVD containing the PSA—can be used to facilitate a conversation about this important topic among adults or youth in a variety of settings. Free of charge, it is available in both English and Spanish. Go to this link to order a copy: http://promotions.usa.gov/odep.html#featured
Myth: Saving for retirement is an end-of-career issue.
Not true: Retirement is an important issue for all workers, regardless of what stage they're at in their careers. The average American spends 20 years in retirement, but fewer than half have calculated how much money they'll need to support themselves. The Employee Benefits Security Administration has resources for workers of all ages to estimate retirement expenses and chart a course for their future — and the earlier you start saving, the more time your money has to grow.
• Review the Retirement Toolkit
Myth: Workplace accommodations for people with disabilities are complicated and expensive.
Not true: Workplace accommodations are not only affordable, they're smart investments. A recent Job Accommodation Network report revealed that 58 percent of job accommodations for employees with disabilities cost nothing, while the typical remaining cost is only $500 — a minor investment, particularly when reduced insurance and training costs and increased productivity are taken into account. Policies that encourage accommodation for people with disabilities are no different from policies and practices that promote success for all employees. After all, every worker requires specific tools and supports to do his or her job — regardless of whether that worker has a disability.
To learn more go to: http://askjan.org/
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Webcast Training Schedule (2013/2014)
JAN Webcasts are available at no cost. Gather employees together in a room for live, in-service training. Educate yourself, management, and other employees on disability etiquette, assistive technologies, management techniques, and the latest on accommodations and the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). All Webcasts begin at 2 pm eastern and are 1 hour. You must register to attend. One registration is equivalent to one login.
Or go to this site to see archived training: http://askjan.org/webcast/archive/index.htm
A Resource to Businesses and Employers in the Sioux Falls area...
Business Resource Network - provides businesses with education, awareness and resources to promote the
successful employment of people with disabilities.
You can learn more about BRN by visiting their website at www.sfbrn.org
or calling 605.367.5260.