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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
15 days ago

West Virginia helps those with disabilities find work!

Making meaningful jobs for people with disabilities a reality in West Virginia is exactly what state Delegate Dianna Graves, R- Kanawha wants and has sponsored a bill to help make it happen!

“West Virginia has one of the highest percentage based on population of people that are disabled and we are the lowest in percentage based on people that are gainfully employed,” Graves said.

Integrated employment means people with disabilities can work in their communities for a competitive wage.

West Virginian Christy Black’s 17-year-old daughter Gracie has Down syndrome. Christy, an advocate for the bill, works with the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council.

“Society does, unfortunately, have lower expectations about what a person with a disability can or can’t do,” Black said.

She said Gracie worked at a store in Culloden, the community where she lives. Through working there, Gracie found out she enjoys flowers but also found out a lot of things about herself, too.

“She also found that guess what? ... She wants to work, she wants to get married, she wants to build a house, she wants everything that everybody else wants,” Black said.

With the bill’s passage, Christy’s work begins to educate the public about what people with disabilities can do and to change expectations so thousands with disabilities like her daughter Gracie can be in their communities doing what they love.

#WestVirginia #disability #motivation #bethechangeyouseek

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Kai Dickerson posted an article
Oct 6, 2020

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edgar ivan arteaga gaeta
23 days ago

Custodian with the certificate completion?

As a person with a disability who graduated with the certificate of completion how at HR is are able to hire people with disabilities or how does this work #disability I want to be a custodian so

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Jamie Williams

I don't know if they have something like this out there in Indiana, but here in North Carolina, they have a program for disabled people called Vocational Rehabilitation. They help disabled people find jobs and housing. They hire mainly for a custodial service on Fort Bragg. Maybe you could see if there's something like that where you live. That certificate would help as well. Just because you are disabled does not mean you can't work and be able to support yourself. You got this.

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Yvonne Treadwell

Some people that have a mental disability who cant understand hazerdous material cant do custodian but if you csn finction with your disability with good comprehension on staying safe and can do the job go for it

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Elyssa Duncan
Community Specialist
about 1 month ago

Frito-Lay is empowering individuals with disabilities

Whether you’re in the #FritoLay plants, distribution centers, stores, or on the road, they want you to showcase your best skills and succeed in chosen your career path!

Learn more about Frito-Lay's Disability Hiring

EnAble, a disability-focused employee resource group (ERG), is one of many Diversity and Inclusion Networks at Frito-Lay that promote a workplace culture where employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed. EnAble provides resources for associates with different abilities, as well as those that care for them.

Want to search and apply for roles near you? Find openings now!

#disability #hiringnow #jobsearch

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Kai Dickerson
Community Specialist
5 months ago

How to talk about disabilities

#disability is a topic that is very near to my heart but I think many people don't know "how" to talk about it. Sharing a great resource on appropriate language to use when speaking about disabilities.

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Ashley Wilson

Hi Kayla! Oh boy, the sky is the limit with helping others. What about a role in customer service? You can check out some options here that are also work from home roles!

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Shayna Resnick

Thanks Ashley for sharing

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Kai Dickerson
Community Specialist
6 months ago

Baking up good things for customers and workers

A little good news to share: this Long Island #NewYork bakery 🍪is employing adults with disabilities.

"Founder Shirley Ruch hopes that with this bakery more adults with disabilities will find their purpose and will show people that hiring a person with a disability will make for a great employee no matter what the task."

#employershoutout #findyourpurpose #disability

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Lawrence White
Community Specialist
about 2 months ago

FedEx hiring tips from one of our own!

#NationWideUSA - Want to land a new job at #FedEx? Jobcase community member and current FedEx employee Troy Gander just shared some insider company culture and hiring information around #disability and #secondchances employment opportunities you may want to consider before you apply.

"FedEx has been very good to me I have a disability and before it was even diagnosed they still took care of me. They do hire felons as long as it isn't violent or armed robbery." - Troy Gander, FedEx Employee/Jobcase Community Member

Ready for some more good news? FedEx is Hiring!

Current Job Opportunities Include:

  • Package Handler/Material Handler, $14 p/hr, (APR)
  • Part-time Package Handler, $14 p/hr, (APR)
  • FedEx Courier, $19 p/hr, (APR)
  • Delivery Driver, $19 p/hr, (APR)
  • Forklift Operator, Retail Sales/Service, Package Recovery Agent, & more

Application Tip - 5 Tips you can use to get past an ATS

Start your job search and apply online today at FedEx Jobs or connect with us on our FedExWorkingAt page for more application tips and hiring news information.

#FedEx #hiringnews #jobsearch #fulltime #parttime #packagehandler #deliverydriver #materialhandler #forklift #NationWideUSA #disability #secondchances

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Ashley Wilson
Community Specialist
2 months ago

Fritolay & jobs for those with disabilities

I always love to support companies that DO the right thing.

I was happy to read that Fritolay not only supports but empowers individuals with disabilities as employees AND in the job application process.

They state that "We believe evaluations should be based on merits and performance, so you can grow your career with us in ways that are unique to you."

Their program EnAble provides resources for associates with different abilities, as well as those that care for them.This can include technology-based productivity tools, education, and more. Through volunteerism and community fundraising events, EnAble raises awareness of the needs of persons with different abilities and the value they bring to Fritolay and our communities.

Below are just a few examples for reasonable accommodations during the application process so you can focus on your abilities and not what may be holding you back.

  • Extended interview time
  • Sign language interpreter
  • CART Services
  • Assistive technology such as a screen reader or braille keyboard
  • Longer breaks between interviews
  • ...and more

Be sure to visit our disability topic

AND check out how to get started with Fritolay.

Do you know someone with a disability that is having a hard time finding work? Be sure to click the share button and send this info over to them!

#Fritolay #disability #jobsearch

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