Webinar for Social Security Disability Beneficiaries about "Work from
Home" Opportunities - December 18
If you receive Social Security disability benefits and want to
make more money by working at home, Social Security's Ticket to Work (TTW) program may be able to help you. Register for this free
Work Incentives Seminar Event which will be held on December 18, 2013 from
3 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. You'll learn about how the TTW works and other work incentives that may let you keep your benefits while
you explore employment or receive vocational rehabilitation services. Register
online or call 1-866-968-7842
(V) or 1-866-833-2967
News You Can Use
Guide to Holiday Hiring and Working
This time of year, temporary and part-time employment spikes as retailers and other establishments hire extra workers to accommodate the seasonal increase in business. For some workers, it's a time to earn a little extra cash or even get a foot in the door to land a permanent job. Workers not familiar with this sort of employment, and employers, who are unaccustomed to hiring part-time and/or seasonal employees, may not be aware of all the rules that apply. To help guide workers and employers through this busy season, the Wage and Hour Division developed a fact sheet that addresses some of the most frequently asked questions.
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.
Northeast ADA Center offers training sessions through webinars...... Look at what is being offered below. To learn more about each session, or to register go to their website at:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST
Archived Training Sessions can be accessed through this link also - go to the website and view what is available:
Center for Disabilities offers Training in Computer-Based Interventions. Lunch and Learn.
Learn about applications available for download on mobile devices. December 4, February 19 and May 8 in Sioux Falls 12-1 p.m.
For more information on these sessions or to register visit www.usd.edu/medical-school/center-for-disabilities/training-events.cfm or call 1-800-658-3080.
Keep Watch - this will be rescheduled in The New Year....
Once we have more information it will be posted!
Recruiting & Hiring People with Disabilities: What to Know & How to Do It.
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:
1. Recruitment of people with disabilities
2. Common misconceptions regarding hiring and retaining people with disabilities
3. How to address employment-related barriers through reasonable accommodations.
Sponsors are: South Dakota Retailers Association, SD Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities and Rocky Mountain ADA Center
Preparing for the New Health Care Exchanges
With the Oct. 1 launch of the new health care exchange enrollment period approaching, the Employment and Training Administration is preparing staff at American Job Centers around the country to assist individuals with information and resources on how to obtain coverage. In August, the department hosted a webinar for American Job Center staff, sharing information about the exchanges and how their clients can access online resources. Secretary Perez, while touring an American Job Center in Las Vegas, joined the webinar remotely and showed firsthand how to navigate people through the website. A video of the webinar is now posted on the Employment and Training Administration's Workforce3One website.
To watch the webinar go to: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001323130411806022/info
The transition from military career to civilian work is easier when you are prepared for it.
The booklet, "Military to Civilian: Your Resume and Job Hunt," provides vets with practical information about how to sell their skills, prepare for an interview, and show employers what many already know: that vets make great employees. It takes a few moments to download!
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.