This month Disability Solutions launched a new career center focused on making meaningful connections between jobseekers with disabilities and companies that are hiring. There are plenty of niche, not to mention general, job boards out there, so you might be asking yourself “What’s so different about this one?”
The Disability Solutions Approach
Disability Solutions works directly with companies who want to hire talent with disabilities and helps them increase their ability to do so. We offer opportunities with top employers throughout the country that are already looking for candidates just like you.
I asked Julie Cook, a Senior Consultant at Disability Solutions, what makes our career center different. “We know our talents and values are not limited by our disability and, in many cases, truly enhance our talents. At Disability Solutions, we are working to fill our career center with employers who share our beliefs.”
Focus on Privacy
Our Career Center focuses on privacy by allowing jobseekers to post resumes, anonymously. For many of us, disclosing our disability whether in the job hunt or in other endeavors is an ever present question. At the Disability Solutions Career Center, you don’t have to disclose. Recruiters can view your resume, but you control if you want to release your contact information to discuss a job opportunity.
There has been much positive momentum in our community and the business world to remove the stigma of disability. We fully support this momentum and want to continue moving toward openness and inclusion, we also firmly believe that disclosing is a very individual and personal choice.
Cook, herself a person with a hidden disability, says she knew this would be a key part of any Career Center that we offered to jobseekers. “It’s definitely not easy talking to employers about my disability. I want jobseekers to be able to use the Disability Solutions Career Center and know that only companies and contacts that they want to communicate with will have access to their contact information.”
Jobs for All Experience and Skill Levels
The Disability Solutions Career Center focuses on jobs requiring a wide range of experience, education, and skill level. Our message to the business community is there are no jobs a person with a disability cannot do. We want to create multiple ways to better engage the jobseekers that meet their needs, regardless of our disability.
Visit www.disabilitysolutionsatwork.org and click on the Career Center to learn more and to sign up for your free account today!
Are you an employer interested in learning more about the Disability Solutions Career Center or our full suite of solutions to help you hire and retain talented jobseekers with disabilities? Contact us here.