Employment News

“For Job Seekers with Disabilities, Soft Skills Don't Impress in Early Interviews”

A new study by Rutgers University researchers finds that job candidates with disabilities are more likely to make a positive first impression on prospective employers when they promote technical skills rather than soft skills, such as their ability to lead others.

EEOC Updates COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its technical assistance document, "What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws" to address common questions about COVID-19 and federal equal employment opportunity laws.

“Burton Blatt Institute Receives $4.3M to Lead National Center on Employment Policy for Persons with Disabilities”

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University has received $4.3 million from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to lead a new national Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Disability Inclusive Employment Policy. The RRTC will address current challenges to the employment and economic advancement of people with disabilities due to the adverse impacts of COVID-19.

“National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) August 2020 Jobs Report: Modest Gains Encouraging for Americans with Disabilities”

August job numbers show improvement for Americans with disabilities, according to the most recent National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Experts express caution due to the many factors that could affect economic recovery.