Employment Committee Happenings from the 2 Main Blind Consumer Groups

This is courtesy sharing of information. We at Penny forward find employment as one of the big factors that may help the vision loss community get ahead and would like to pass this information along.

 

Opinions sought: From the ACB Employment Committee

The ACB Employment Committee needs your input concerning how we can best serve you as you address career challenges from figuring out your strengths to landing and thriving in your work journey.
On October 1, we are launching a survey to assist us in determining our future direction. Please visit
https://forms.gle/mV3uEM1V4585Tej9A
and take some time to share your thoughts and needs with us. This should take no more than 10 minutes.
Any difficulties? Please contact Peter Altschul at
creatingcommonground@outlook.com
Thanks; we look forward to your responses.
Let’s get to work!

 

NFB: Happy Blind Equality Achievement Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

There are a few events coming up in October that you might be interested in including a virtual career fair and accessibility boutique. check out our website for more information.

 

Tuesday, October 10 – Get the Most from Your Virtual Career Fair Experience

7:00-8:30 p.m., eastern, via Zoom

Explore some tips and tricks that will prepare you for the upcoming Virtual Career Fair hosted by the National Federation of the Blind. Topics will include researching employers, elevator pitches, professional attire, and virtual etiquette. If you register as a jobseeker for the career fair, you’ll automatically receive Zoom details for this event.

 

Wednesday October 18, 2023 – Where the Blind Work Webinar

8:00-9:15 p.m., eastern, via Zoom

Unemployment and under-employment persist as among the most stubborn factors affecting blind people’s pursuit of cultural and economic equity in society. Join us to celebrate the work and accomplishments of blind and low-vision people with a panel discussion. Our panelists will be:

  • Jennifer Wenzel, Human Resources Generalist, Wisconsin
  • Kris Colcock, Certified Benefits Specialist/Entrepreneur, Washington
  • Rachel Kuntz, Community Relations Liaison, Arizona

Register for Where the Blind Work to receive Zoom details.

 

Thursday, October 26, 2023 – National Federation of the Blind Virtual Career Fair

1:00-4:00 p.m., eastern, via Zoom

Join our fall virtual career fair to find your occupational passion (employees) or add talent to your team (employers). This event is free of charge for both employers and jobseekers. Registration opens on September 22, 2023. You must register by October 16, 2023.

For more information about the career fair, please contact Jennifer Wenzel, Employment Committee chair, at jenwen319@gmail.com or Rachel Kuntz, employer liaison at rkuntz@saavi.us.

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 – Accessibility Boutique on Job Search Websites

Searching for jobs online is becoming increasingly popular. Join our Center of Excellence in Nonvisual Accessibility on October 31, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. eastern via Zoom to evaluate job-search websites at each stage of the process. Register for the October Accessibility Boutique.

 

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