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  • 7 states receive $20.7 million in Disability Employment Initiative funding from US Labor Department for education, training, employment projects

  • Programs that Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities Disability Program Navigator Final Report
    Prepared by: NDI Technical Assistance Team, NDI Consulting, Inc.
    Prepared for: National DPN Program Office, Division of Adult Services, Office of Workforce Investment, U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration

    https://disability.workforce3one.org/view/2001103676712177340/info
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    The Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) is pleased to announce the release of Programs that Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities Disability Program Navigator Final Report. The report provides a detailed synopsis of the activities under the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative and its success in improving the public workforce system for U.S. workers with disabilities.

    For over seven years Disability Program Navigators (DPNs) across our country laid the groundwork for many of today's successful formal and informal disability-employment-related workforce system practices, policies and processes, including its successor, the Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) which was launched in 2010. From educating local employers on disability etiquette, to improving physical access at One-Stop locations, to creating partnerships between One-Stops, businesses and local disability-related organizations - DPN's have vigilantly identified, tested and evaluated approaches to improve the capacity of the U.S. workforce system to serve our workers with disabilities.

  • Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor

    U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy

    http://www.dol.gov/elaws/odep.htm

    The new online Disability Nondiscrimination Law Advisor helps employers quickly and easily determine which federal disability nondiscrimination laws apply to their business or organization and their responsibilities under them. The law advisor asks users to answer a few questions to take into account variables such as the nature of an organization, staff size and whether the business or organization receives federal financial assistance. Based on responses provided, the law advisor generates a customized list of federal disability nondiscrimination laws that likely apply, along with easy-to-understand information about employers' responsibilities under each of them.

  • mySkills myFuture

    mySkillsmyFuture helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs. (www.mySkillsmyFuture.org)

  • My Next Move: New Online Tool to Help Chart Pathways to Careers

    Charting one's course in terms of career, education and training is challenging. The U.S. Department of Labor can help. My Next Move is the newest addition to the department's lineup of innovative online career research tools. Whether you are a student working on your next move into college or career training; a first-time worker looking at what your next move might be to enter the workforce; or an experienced professional mapping out your next career option, My Next Move has something for you. http://www.mynextmove.org/