America Supports You: Group Makes Job Hunt Easier for Disabled Vets
By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2008 The hunt for a fulfilling job can be frustrating, but disabled veterans have a new online tool available to help them tackle that task.
Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans is a nationally based online recruitment application geared specifically to assist disabled veterans find employment.
“Our goal here is simple, to connect disabled American veterans with employers who are proactive in hiring them,” said Nicholas Corso, project director of disABLEDperson Inc., Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans’ parent organization. “This is a free service to the DAV community.”
Employers listing job openings on the site will pay a nominal fee to help maintain the site, he added.
The organization’s site offers resume writing tips as well as pointers on how to give a good interview. Those wishing to search the job listings, however, must register with the site.
Disabled veterans also can take advantage of "recruitABILITY," an application DisABLEDperson Inc., offers to the wider disabled community. “Many state and federal agencies, along with 1,200 employers nationally, have been and are using recruitABILITY as a recruitment tool to find skilled workers with disabilities,” Corso said.
The organization also holds job fairs for disabled students who are finishing college and getting ready to transition into the workforce. For those interested in taking classes, disABLEDperson Inc., holds two scholarship competitions annually.
DisABLEDperson Inc. is a new supporter of America Supports You, a Defense Department program connecting citizens and companies with servicemembers and their families serving at home and abroad.
“We at disABLEDperson Inc., believe that our [affiliation] with America Supports You will give us great exposure to a targeted group of individuals, disabled American veterans, who may not have heard of our efforts,” Corso said. “It simply adds to our credibility as we move forward with our different initiatives.”
The organization will participate in the National Combined Federal Campaign beginning in September, he added.