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Think Beyond The Label to Hold Online Career Fair Featuring Abbott Labs, Aetna, Dart Container, Capital One and More

Chicago (PRWEB) February 09, 2015

Think Beyond the Label will connect top employers to professionals with disabilities at the Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair on February 11. More than 200 job seekers with disabilities will have an opportunity to interview and network with employers Anthem, Abbott Labs, Aetna, Dart Container, VHA, Capital One and the U.S. Postal Service.

This quarterly event helps federal contractors and subcontractors, as well as other businesses, build their pipeline of qualified candidates with disabilities. It is the first of four virtual career fairs Think Beyond the Label will host this year, in partnership with Brazen Careerist.

DATE: Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TIME: 1 pm to 4 pm Eastern Standard Time

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Job seekers with disabilities of all skill levels; businesses looking to diversify their workforce, including federal contractors

REGISTER: Visit Think Beyond the Labels online event registration page

We set the stage and federal contractors have really responded, says Barbara Otto, CEO of Health & Disability Advocates, which operates Think Beyond the Label. Federal contractorswho are some of the nations largest and most diverse employersare turning to organizations like ours to find qualified candidates with disabilities to meet their 7% hiring target. The Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair is just one of the many ways we can serve these businesses.”

Since 2013, Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fairs have connected qualified job candidates with disabilities to top U.S. government agencies, global corporations and colleges and universities. The events are co-hosted by Brazen Careerist, a leading recruiting technology firm.

Past employers including Aetna, AT&T, Discover Communications, IBM, KPMG, Merck, Navigant, Qualcomm, Quest Diagnostics, The Boeing Company, The Hartford, The Internal Revenue Service, UnitedHealth Group, Wells Fargo and many others have participated in the career fair and engaged job seekers with disabilities a virtual recruiting environment.

Upcoming fair dates in 2015 include May 20, July 29 and October 21.

About Think Beyond the Label

Think Beyond the Label is a cross-sector collaborative that helps businesses and the public workforce system more effectively recruit, hire and retain job seekers with disabilities across 50 states. Think Beyond the Label connects the entire range of job seekers with disabilities to employers looking to hire through its virtual career fairs, online jobs portal, social platforms and community profiles. Our partnership spans state health and human service and employment agencies; businesses; and Health & Disability Advocates, a national private nonprofit organization that manages the Think Beyond the Label partnership. For more information, please visit http://www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com.

About Brazen Careerist

Brazen Careerist is transforming career and professional development through its live, online event platform Brazen Connect. The cloud-based platform is leveraged by hundreds of employers, universities, job boards, associations and media companies for better recruiting, expanded networking and valuable audience engagement. For more information, please go to http://www.brazencareerist.com.







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AbilityLinks to Host Disability Virtual Job Fair on March 25


Wheaton, Illinois (PRWEB) March 18, 2015

WHEATON, Ill. AbilityLinks.org, the award-winning job-opportunity network created in 2001 to promote the hiring of people with disabilities, will host its first virtual job fair of the year on Wednesday, March 25. All job-seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers are invited to participate.

The virtual job fair is free to both job-seekers and employers, and it will match talented job-seekers with disabilities to employment opportunities, from entry-level to technical and professional. While the website and jobs will be accessible at any time of day, a schedule will be posted of times specific employers will be available to chat. Several jobs are being posted especially for this fair by participating employers. Currently, employers enrolled for the fair include Intific, Inc.; Marianjoy; Pearl Interactive Network, Inc.; Acxiom; GC Services; Fresenius Kabi; Comcast; Writers Career; Wahl Clipper Corporation; RR Donnelley; Medtronic Plc; Case Western Reserve University; and Avon.

AbilityLinks has hosted numerous job fairs over the last few years because they are dynamic and accessible from almost anywhere, explains Ken Skord, AbilityLinks program director. In response to popular request, AbilityLinks has gone to a one-day job fair format, a change that job-seekers and recruiters with busy schedules have asked for. Skord says the fairs benefit both sides of employment: These virtual job fairs not only benefit talentedyet often overlookedjob-seekers and inclusive employers, but will also help federal contractors comply with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) rule that went into effect last March. Full compliance with these new workplace rules requiring 7% of a contractors workforce to include persons with disabilities would create job opportunities for nearly 600,000 qualified workers with disabilities in just one year.

Exhibiting employers will receive a virtual booth, company profile page, and unlimited job postings with links to their preferred online application page. Job-seekers will be able to post various styles of their r

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Project launched to tackle hate crimes, including those against people with
“Fenland Together: Stop the Hate – Report It to Sort It”, Wisbech.Partners against crime. Left: Claire Bailey (Learning Disability Partnership), Cliff Codona (National Travellers Action Group), Michelle Mansfield and James Sheard (Speak Out Council …
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Spafinder Wellness 365 Releases Spa & Wellness Forecast for 2015


New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2015

Spafinder Wellness 365 today released its 12th report on the top 10 spa and wellness trends set to unfold in 2015 and beyond. In the sea of trends lists appearing each new year, the companys definitive spa and wellness industry forecast is unique for taking a global view of whats trending across the wellness landscapeincluding spa experiences, fitness, beauty, travel, nutrition and corporate wellnessand for providing in-depth information about each trend. READ FULL REPORT

In our 12 years of trend-tracking, we have never seen spa/wellness concepts go so deep and global, be so meaningful and move in so many surprising, provocative directions, said Spafinder Wellness, Inc.

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Why middle-aged men in banking are experiencing accelerated obsolescence

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It doesn't stop there; there's an increasing aspiration to ensure that the employee population truly represents the customer base from a gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation perspective. …. Social media isn't just something that your …
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The horrible bullying of Scabby Doo
According to 'PREVnet BC', statistics show that children with a disability or special healthcare needs experience more public harassment than other children. PREVnet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to …
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Firdevs Dede claims Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle in new book


LONDON (PRWEB) February 16, 2015

The British Dyslexia Association estimates that dyslexia affects around 15% of population to a lesser or greater extent through the way information is processed, stored and retrieved, with problems of memory, speed of processing, time perception, organisation and sequencing. Firdevs Dede, a specialist dyslexia tutor who has met hundreds of dyslexic students since 2002, claims that dyslexia should not be an obstacle for a fulfilling and rewarding life. In fact, in her new book, Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle (published by Xlibris), she demonstrates that the cognitive profile of a dyslexic person could be a gift rather than a disability.

Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle sheds light on the daily realities of creative dyslexic people, inspiring those who are dyslexic and educating outsiders who are not familiar with dyslexia. This informative volume follows Felix, a dyslexic, who against all odds becomes a successful entrepreneur. There is humor, misfortune and ultimately triumph interwoven into the young mans remarkable life.

In my book I focus on what makes dyslexic people unique by highlighting their strengths, Dede says, I also illustrate how some of the linguistic problems could be dealt with, once new habits are developed using a systematic and comprehensive support program that I carefully design for my learners I work with.

Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle is an insightful and empowering book that will prove useful not just to dyslexics but those who want to understand this often misunderstood condition better.

Dyslexia isnt an Obstacle

By Firdevs Dede

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781503533646

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 384 pages | ISBN 9781503533653

E-Book | 384 pages | ISBN 9781503533660

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

E-Book is also available at the authors website http://www.threedimensiondyslexia.co.uk

About the Author

Firdevs Dede is a specialist dyslexia tutor who lives and works in London. She offers one-on-one support tuition, coaching, mentoring and consultation in education, training, and dyslexia-related specialist knowledge on a face-to-face basis and online. She has 32 years of experience working with talented individuals. Dede is the founder of Three Dimension Dyslexia. She is also a visual artist, poet, novelist, short story writer, photographer, study coach and educator.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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