Participating US Dept of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy – DFW

Participating US Dept of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy – DFW

DATE: Now through January 20, 2010

CITY: Dallas, Texas

I invite you to participate in an important event hosted by the U.S.
Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). As
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis recently said, work is much more than a
source of income; it’s a source of dignity. Work, she said, is about who and
what we are. As part of our public outreach to develop strategies to
increase good and sustainable jobs for people with disabilities, my office
along with several Federal partners, is holding a series of public meetings,
or “Listening Sessions,” seeking your input on employment issues for
Americans with disabilities. Our first “Listening Session” is scheduled for
Dallas, TX on January 21, 2010 at the WESTIN CITY CENTER at 650 Pearl
Street, 75201.

There will be a morning and afternoon session. During this six-city
Listening Session tour, we will be seeking YOUR perspective, insight and
life experiences on what is working and what needs to be changed. We want
to hear from you and we invite you to spread the word about these sessions
to your family, friends, colleagues, and others who share our goal of
increasing employment of people with disabilities in good jobs. The goal of
these events is to get YOUR new ideas and thoughts on what currently works
regarding Federal employment services and employment support programs that
are or could be used to improve long-term, sustainable employment of people
with disabilities. Senior Federal officials from several government agencies
will listen to your comments and suggestions as we work to improve and
better coordinate the services provided by the various Federal and State
programs. We want to hear from you about what programs are working, which
ones can and should be replicated, and what steps we can take to increase
job opportunities for women, Veterans and minorities with disabilities.

These Listening Sessions are absolutely critical to creating new strategies
for workers with disabilities to successfully compete for, retain, and
advance in good jobs. You may register to attend a Listening Session,
request an opportunity to speak, or submit your written comments at our
website, http://www.DisabilityListeningTour.com . Please share the
website – and this invitation – with your colleagues and others who are
concerned about disability employment issues. Thank you. I look forward to
your participation in Dallas or online through our website!

Email: [email protected]

Submitted by
S.Walker

Email: [email protected]

1 comment for “Participating US Dept of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy – DFW

  1. January 23, 2010 at 5:55 AM

    I thought this was going to be another long boring blog post, but I was pleasantly suprised. I will be posting a backlink on my blog, as I am quite sure my readers will find this more than interesting.

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