Employment

JobHero’s Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities


Learn the Skills Needed for Successful Employment
Soft Skills to Pay the Bills — Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success


Disability.gov has information about career planningjob banks, interviewing for a job and self-employment and small business ownership. You’ll also find information about programs that can help you get job training.

If you’re looking for a job, Disability.gov’s Job Opportunities section and USAJOBS.gov are good places to start. You can also look for information in your state


GoodTemps enables a flexible workforce by matching employers with qualified, motivated job seekers in the five boroughs of New York City, Northern New Jersey, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We’re non-profit and people-oriented, meaning we will never charge you, the jobseeker, a fee for our services.

JobTIPS is a free, Web-based program that helps youth with ASD or other disabilities develop and maintain skills needed for successful employment. The site offers resources for educators, job coaches, clinicians and transition coordinators who support individuals with ASD as they transition out of high school and into vocational education or other post-secondary activities. New Web-based Program Helps SWD Learn Job Skills

disABLEDperson Inc. is a non-profit charity helping to create job opportunities for individuals and veterans with disabilities. Our 2 national job boards: www.disABLEDperson.com and Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans or www.JOFDAV.com

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.  COSD’s mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis. COSD works with higher education institutions and assists them in developing collaborative relationships between the Disability Services and Career Services offices on campuses.  The result is students with disabilities are better prepared and more competitive in the career search. COSD closely works with employers to identify innovative methods of recruiting and hiring college graduates with disabilities, including creation of internship opportunities or encouraging participation of employers in specialized internship and recruiting programs that focus on college students with disabilities.


Getting a Job for students who are deaf or hard of hearing

The Getting a Job! website was developed and designed for students who are deaf or hard of hearing transitioning to work and the professionals who work with them. The website offers a series of topical videos accompanied by supporting
documents and related materials, educator’s guides and role model videos. ASL
is the source language for these videos. They are also captioned and voiced in
English. http://www.pepnet.org/getajob/


Think Beyond the Label: Spread the Word

Outline of state of NJ and Think Beyond the Label logoMake some noise. Make a label. Make a pledge. Share a success story. Share our mission. You can help spread the word about the business benefits of hiring workers with disabilities at thinkbeyondthelabel.com

Thinking beyond the label means looking at people with disabilities differently. By moving past the conventional expectations and limiting shorthand, discover opportunities for innovation and new ideas.  Bust the myths about people with disabilities in the workplace.  Think Beyond the Label. 

http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com


What is a green job?

A Green Job works to do at least one of the following:

  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Produce renewable energy
  • Prevent, reduce, or mitigate environmental degradation
  • Clean up and restore the natural environment
  • Educate, consult, and provide other services that support the above

Environmental Cleanup Worker • Organic Farm Laborer • Recycle Center Coordinator • Lawn & Grounds Maintenance Worker • Wildland Firefighter • Weatherization Worker • Window Installer • Biomass Collector • Recycling Processor • Waste Water Technician • Ecological Technician • Wood Stove Installer • Natural Resource Specialist • Biodiesel Plant Worker • Solar Thermal Technician • Wind Engineering & Construction • Fisheries Biologist • Forest Inventory Worker • Environmental Litigater

Want to learn more about green jobs? Visit QualityInfo.org/Green, and watch this: youTube What are Green Jobs?

VIDEOS ON GREEN CAREERS Videos on “green” jobs in Construction/Carpentry, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Manufacturing/Production, Solar/Renewable, Utilities/Lineworker, Water/Waste Water