Examples of Racial & Social Equity in Employment

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Written by - Employment Service Specialist - Easterseals New Jersey

People of color and of various ability levels are served at both of our EE sites in Cumberland County and Middlesex county. Our caseloads reflect the overall demographics of the area, including those that are low income, SSI/SSDI recipients, residing in housing authorities, benefiting from public services such as Medicaid/Medicare, from a variety of... more »

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

https://www.lisc.org/ Their mission is to invest in affordable housing, small businesses, community safety and justice, quality education and programs that connect people to financial opportunity. They provide the capital, strategy, and know-how to local partners. Their organizational model and work can be valuable to help government administer better programs and connect more holistically to help create more jobs.

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Making a point that you cannot do a phone duties

I am a deaf employee and I know how to do phone transfers. And there is a technology that can communicate on my behalf but General Manager said I cannot do these tasks and said, 'she is not reliable on these tasks." In my opinion, this is discriminating. Unfortunately, we do not have any HR department. I just want to make a point that a deaf employee can do anything even with phone calls.

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Stop allowing employers and insurance companies to maim injured

When people who have disabilities such as past SUD are injured, many states do not let them have an attorney, while insurance companies are allowed to dig for records that have nothing to do with their accidents. Insurance companies are being allowed to maim workers through the gathering and re-disclosing of psychotherapy records, and records of past SUD, even if that worker had been in remission for years, in order to... more »

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More outreach and recruitment at HBCUs and other MSIs

It is critical for the U.S. Department of Labor to take the lead in strongly encouraging companies throughout the United States, and certainly all federal contractors under OFCCP's jurisdiction, to conduct active outreach and recruitment for potential employees at Minority Serving Institutions, including HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, AANAPISIs, PBIs, NASNTIs, and ANNHs. For example, there are over 100 HBCUs throughout the United... more »

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Chief Accessibility Officer of the United States

As the former OFCCP Director, I worked with OFCCP and ODEP to put together a list of best practices for Section 503 compliance by federal contractors. OFCCP continues to support those best practices, which are on their website (www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/compliance-assistance/outreach/resources/section-503-vevraa/503). One of those best practices is appointment of a Chief Accessibility Officer who reports to the CEO.... more »

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Synergies Work- From unemployment to entrepreneurship

Synergies Work's purpose is to build an equitable world where all individuals have opportunities to share their talents to the fullest expression of their vision.

Our Vision: Our vision is to bring inspiration, opportunities and resources to business owners with disabilities by being a catalyst of change and closing the network gaps.

We are a 501c 3 that does this through 4 programs:

i2i Business program: Incubate... more »

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