Putting Veterans with Disabilities to Work”
Webcast Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Time: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. (EST)
This webcast is free of charge.
ILR Online recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October with a timely program on veterans, disability and employment.
According to the United States Census Bureau, there about 21.8 million veterans in the U.S. Younger male veterans (age 18 – 24) who served during recent engagements have an unemployment rate that is nearly double that of their non-veteran peers.
Disability is a key employment issue for returning veterans. Recent research at Cornell University has shown that employers generally have positive attitudes toward employing veterans, but that they struggle with issues and misperceptions around employing veterans with disabilities.
You’ll get answers to these questions during the webcast:
Rudstam and her work have gained national attention from major media including NPR and the Los Angeles Times. Susanne Bruyere, Director, Employment and Disability Institute, will serve as program host.
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