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More Jobs for People with Disabilities: Section 503 and You!

A live Twitter Chat with @USDOL on Friday, October 24 at 12 PM EDT.

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You’re invited to join Ticket to Work for a live Twitter Chat with the Department of Labor (DOL) on Friday, October 24 at 12 PM EDT.

This month, we will be discussing Section 503, the new regulations that promise more job opportunities than ever for people with disabilities. Section 503 requires federal contractors to take deliberate steps to recruit, hire, and retain people with disabilities. The new rules also allow you to voluntarily self-identify as a person with a disability. Federal contractors offer a wide variety of jobs, ranging from food service to economic consulting, and everything in between.

Learn what these rules mean for you and how you can find out about these opportunities. We’ll also share information on how Ticket to Work can help you along the way. 

Join us on Friday, October 24 at 12 PM EDT using #DEchat.

New to Twitter Chats? No problem. Twitter chats are easy ways for people to have a public conversation about a particular topic. To join, go to Twitter.com and search for the hashtag “#DEchat.” Follow the hashtag, or chime in by tweeting a question or comment with “#DEchat” added to your tweets.

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12 Comments

Mike says:
October 17, 2014 at 3:09 PM

What happens if we don't have a twitter account? Will we be able to join the discussion via another form of communications, such as facebook or..,.,,?


Gwen says:
October 20, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Due to a prior commitment I will be unable to attend. Will there be a way for me to access the information discussed in the meeting after the fact?


David says:
October 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM

The Minnesota State Council on Disability @MSCOD will be there.


Darla says:
October 23, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Is there any job I can do online HELP😃👌👍❤️💜💚💙💛


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
October 24, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Hi Mike, thanks for reaching out! If you missed today's chat we'll be posting the transcript right here on our blog in the coming weeks. We’ll also be hosting a live Facebook Q&A in the coming months. Subscribe to our blog here to receive an email when these are available, and to receive more of the latest Ticket to Work news and resources: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSSA/subscriber/new. We hope this helps!


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
October 24, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Hi Gwen, thanks for your interest and for reaching out! Absolutely, we always make our Twitter Chat highlights available after each event. If you can’t make it, you can still follow the conversation using the #DEchat hashtag afterwards. : https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23dechat

We will also publish a transcript on our blog (www.choosework.net/blog) within two weeks of the event. To receive an alert when it is available, sign up for blog email alerts here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSSA/subscriber/new.
We hope this helps!


brenda says:
October 26, 2014 at 4:17 AM

 I would like to tell you about my past education and work experiences. I miss working and would need work I could do from home. My walking is very limited but I have continued to read and learn since I had to go on teachers disabiity in 2003.Woukd you please direct me to the correct link for help? Thank you. Brenda Lingle 


Loretta says:
October 27, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Hi, I'll Like to know if you will have some other way for us disabilities ones who want to join the discussion but has no othe way to chat with you other than chating on line.  I would like to find out more about the disability to work because I would love to choose to work.  Thank  You.


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
October 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Hi Darla, glad to hear you are interested in work, and we want to help! Some multi-state or national Employment Networks (ENs) have online, work from home options, and you can work with them over the phone or by email. If you would like to learn more, we encourage you to speak with one of our representatives at the Ticket to Work Help Line to learn what options are available: 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY), available Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM ET. For inspiration too, check out this real Success Story about how a Ticket to Work participant named Lisa Seeley was able to work from home in order to meet her career and financial goals. You can read the full story (http://bit.ly/1fzfLoy) or watch the video (http://bit.ly/1bsbuCt). We hope this helps!


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
October 28, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Thanks for letting us know and for your support, David! Hope you found the conversation helpful. If you’re in need of a recap to share with colleagues, we always make Twitter Chat highlights available on our blog (www.choosework.net/blog) after each  event. To receive an alert when highlights are available, and for more news about the Ticket to Work program such as future social media events, sign up for email alerts for our blog here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSSA/subscriber/new. We hope this helps!


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
November 4, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Hi, Loretta, no problem! If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary between 18 through 64, the Ticket to Work program can connect you with free employment support services such as career counseling and job placement. Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov/work, or call our Help Line to speak with one of our representatives. The number to call is 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM ET. We hope this helps!


Choose-Work-Blog-Staff says:
November 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Brenda, glad to hear you’re feeling ready to work. We’re here to help! Some Employment Networks (ENs) have work from home options, including National ENs that you can work with over the phone or email. You can use our Find Help search tool to find a list of ENs who might be a good fit for your situation. You may need to do some research into the ENs to find out if they will prepare you for work at home positions. You can use our Find Help tool here: http://www.chooseworkttw.net/findhelp.

There are also some employment sites that may be able to help, like Gettinghired.com, and others that focus on disability employment like http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/ and https://www.disability.gov/employment.

We also recently published a Success Story about how a Ticket to Work participant named Lisa Seeley was able to work from home in order to meet her career and financial goals. You can read the full story (http://bit.ly/1fzfLoy) or watch the video (http://bit.ly/1bsbuCt). 

We hope this helps!


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