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Grant to support VetConnect Energy Industry Job Seeker Workshops for Transitioning Military in North Carolina. Enable America will conduct workshops providing job search instruction and energy industry employment opportunities at Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, Fayetteville NC and Camp Lejeune Wounded Warrior Battalion East, Jacksonville NC. - August 22, 2019
For the fourth consecutive year Enable America is helping support wounded warriors through a partnership with the EDM4USTroops Charity Golf Tournament, to be held Monday, June 8, at the Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC. More than 225 golfers will participate, including many military veterans. “The... - June 04, 2015
Enable America, the nation’s first nonprofit solely committed to improving employment opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, is proud to announce that ABB is joining as a corporate partner and will participate in Enable America events and activities that promote diversity in the... - February 22, 2015
Enable America founder and chairman Richard Salem called for increased efforts to detect vision loss at the 2015 Person of Vision Dinner to honor Jeff and Penny Vinik. Sponsored by Prevent Blindness Florida, the award was presented to the Viniks January 8 at Tampa’s Waterside Marriott Hotel. “Building... - January 10, 2015
The addition and growth of programs and services from Enable America, the nation’s first non-profit organization solely committed to improving employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, are setting the stage for even greater accomplishments in the new year. Included in 2014’s... - December 24, 2014
Enable America, the nation’s first nonprofit solely committed to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, has joined forces with DirectEmployers Association in launching a dynamic and searchable online job portal: EnableAmerica.jobs. This online employment search tool is... - August 07, 2014
For the third consecutive year Enable America is helping support wounded warriors through partnership with EDM America’s 4USTroops Charity Golf Tournament, being held Monday June 30 at the Prestonwoood County Club in Cary, NC. “Service members and their families deserve our support, especially... - June 28, 2014
Companies taking action to meet the Department of Labor's Section 503 diversity initiatives and increase recruitment of people with disabilities can benefit by posting career opportunities on EnableAmerica.jobs. - May 04, 2014
Enable America has launched an online Jobs Board to improve employer access to a vital but often overlooked segment of the working population: people with disabilities. This tool on EnableAmerica.org is an added benefit for companies committed to building diversity in the workplace, who join Enable America... - January 15, 2014
Enable America, the nation’s first non-profit organization solely committed to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, is wrapping up another successful year. New partners and greater achievement set the stage for even more accomplishment in 2014. “2013 saw the greatest... - December 18, 2013
Duke Energy and Enable America, a non-profit organization working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, today announced a partnership to support employment initiatives for transitioning military members at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Funded by a $38,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation,... - November 08, 2013
Enable America is paying tribute this week to Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young. A longtime member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, where he focused on spending to support American troops and the military, the congressman passed away last week at age 82. “We have lost a true... - October 25, 2013
On the occasion of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and this week’s Disability Mentoring Day, Enable America is congratulating its corporate supporters for their inclusion initiatives over the past 12 months. “We are bridge builders, but that would not be possible without... - October 16, 2013
Enable America, a non-profit working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, will be featured this week on “Hiring America,” a television program that highlights employment support for military veterans. The program will debut in a nationwide broadcast this Thursday,... - October 02, 2013
Enable America, a non-profit working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, including disabled veterans and wounded warriors, today commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Sponsored by U.S. Representative John Brademas (D-IN) and signed into law... - September 28, 2013
This month more than 50 transitioning members of the North Carolina National Guard improved their employment skills, thanks to a Job Readiness Workshop produced by Enable America and Northwestern Mutual. In a post-session survey, participants gave the workshop outstanding reviews. “Thanks to Northwestern... - September 12, 2013
Companies working to meet new U.S. Labor Department regulations for hiring people with disabilities can benefit from engaging with Enable America, a non-profit organization with programs that build bridges between employers and those they want to recruit. "In a competitive job market, employers... - September 05, 2013
Enable America, a non-profit working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, strongly supports this month’s findings from the National Governor’s Association (NGA), as is urging government leaders to review and implement the NGA’s recommendations. The report,... - August 08, 2013
Furthering their commitment to increase the employment of people with disabilities, the Carolina RailHawks are partnering with Enable America on a promotion that will help support the non-profit organization’s Career Mentoring Day and Job Skills Workshop programs for those who are disabled, including... - June 02, 2013
Today the Florida State House unanimously passed a bill that will eliminate the phrase “mental retardation” from state law, sending the measure onto Governor Rick Scott for his signature. Enable America, a nonprofit working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities,... - May 02, 2013
Enable America, a nonprofit working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, is endorsing recommendations made by the executive director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Anne Marie Dougherty, who wrote there are “three steps we must take right now to soften the landing for... - May 01, 2013
With the U.S. Senate reconvening today following a spring recess, Enable America is urging senators to proceed promptly and confirm the nomination of Thomas Perez as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor. “Enable America strongly supports the nomination of Thomas Perez to U.S. Secretary of... - April 10, 2013
Enable America is joining forces with Tampa area businesses in support of improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Ybor City’s Bad Monkey and Tampa’s Caffe Fresco are now Enable America community partners in the effort to support disabled veterans and wounded warriors. “We... - March 24, 2013
Enable America, a nonprofit working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, is commending the U.S. Department of Education’s new directive that students with disabilities must be given equal opportunity to participate in school sports, either on traditional teams or in... - January 30, 2013
Enable America, the nation’s first non-profit organization solely committed to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, is setting an agenda for greater achievement in 2013, to advance the accomplishments made during its anniversary celebration year in 2012. “Ten... - December 05, 2012
In conjunction with Veteran’s Day, Enable America is saluting all those who have served in the U.S. military, and is reaffirming its commitment to improve job opportunities for disabled veterans and wounded warriors. “On this day we pause to honor all men and women who have served in defense... - November 11, 2012
Enable America, a nonprofit working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, including disabled veterans and wounded warriors, congratulates voters for advancing the rights of people with disabilities in two 2012 election issues. “This was a historic election, with the... - November 09, 2012
Enable America, a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering people with disabilities to achieve independence through employment, is proud to announce this month as its 4th annual Disabled Veteran Employment Mentoring Month. In November the organization’s programming will be committed to programs... - November 04, 2012
Enable America marked ten years of service to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities through a series of events in Washington D.C. this month, including a Capitol Hill reception in honor of Senator Tom Harkin and Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young. “People working... - September 28, 2012
Joshua Cruce is a member of a growing segment of the unemployed who have sacrificed for their country. Severely wounded in a bomb blast in Iraq, he is now one of more than five million disabled American veterans. In entering the job market, he faces new challenges as the unemployment rate for people... - August 30, 2012
Disabled veterans and wounded warriors looking for employment will get a helping hand this week from Enable America and a team of corporate human resource professionals. HR leaders from five North Carolina employers will provide job search guidance and career coaching during an Enable America outreach... - August 22, 2012
Enable America, a nonprofit working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, will conduct a series of job-site mentoring activities this summer in the Washington DC area for disabled veterans and wounded warriors. These programs will be held in conjunction with Enable America’s... - August 22, 2012
Five disabled veterans have been chosen as winners in Enable America’s “Fan of the Game” contest, which was held in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The five will be honored in a series of events this weekend, including the Lightning’s game Saturday night against the... - March 24, 2012
Enable America, the Tampa-based nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment opportunities for disabled persons, including disabled veterans and wounded warriors, announced today that Regions Bank has become a community partner in the mission to advance this goal. “Regions Bank believes... - March 17, 2012
A proud supporter of U.S. armed forces members and their families, Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning is joining the executive search committee in an Enable America program that will honor disabled veterans and wounded warriors at an upcoming Lightning game. “I am extremely excited to join... - February 17, 2012
Enable America, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, is partnering with the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation to honor disabled American veterans and wounded warriors. - February 01, 2012
Enable America, a nonprofit group working to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, honored more than two dozen North Carolina businesses and social service organizations for their support of that mission, in an awards ceremony Friday at the North Carolina Governor’s Mansion. “The... - January 19, 2012
In conjunction with the support of a record number of participating corporate partners and social service organizations, Enable America is proud to report that 2011 resulted in more programs to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities than in any previous year of the non-profit’s... - December 24, 2011
Demonstrating its support for programs that further employment opportunities for disabled veterans, the City of Tampa is partnering with Enable America to host a Career Mentoring Day this Monday, November 14, with Enable America’s VetConnect program providing real-life work experience for disabled... - November 13, 2011
In conjunction with Veteran’s Day, Enable America, a non-profit organization devoted to improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities, has launched its third annual series of programs devoted to disabled veterans and wounded warriors. The programs are part of the group’s... - November 11, 2011
Enable America, a non-profit organization devoted to improving employment for people with disabilities, wounded warriors and disabled veterans, has announced a full schedule of Job Seekers Workshops and Career Mentoring Days for October and November. With the unemployment rate for persons with disabilities... - September 25, 2011
Enable America’s work in promoting employment opportunities for disabled veterans and wounded warriors has been recognized by Southwest Airlines, which today announced the nonprofit as one of the organizations that will receive 40 round-trip airline tickets to be used in Enable America’s... - August 19, 2011
Speaking on themes of tolerance, empathy, and confidence, Enable America founder and CEO Richard Salem urged advocates of people with disabilities to continue to push forward as they work to improve employment opportunities for a segment of the population that faces unique challenges in a difficult economy. “There’s... - June 29, 2011
Sharing a collective vision to provide ongoing world class health care to the nation's wounded warriors, a group of non-profit and community leaders met to build understanding and chart a path to enhance support for our nation’s wounded war fighters. “'World class health care' as mandated... - June 22, 2011
Despite a challenging job market, Enable America expanded its outreach in 2010, launching new programs and services, while assisting more people with disabilities than in any previous year. - December 16, 2010
Enable America, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering people with disabilities to achieve independence through employment, is encouraging participation in this week’s “Breaking Boundaries” women’s leadership conference sponsored by The National Association of Women in... - November 03, 2010
Enable America announces a series of programs across three cities in North Carolina, to improve employment opportunities over the next two months for people with disabilities and disabled military veterans. - October 21, 2010
Enable America's nationally honored "Path to Employment Program" will extend services to a record number of participants this fall, improving employment opportunities for even more people with disabilities. - October 17, 2010
This October Enable America will host an evening with two major advocates for people with disabilities, former Congressman Tony Coelho and Enable America founder Richard Salem. - September 24, 2010
Advocates for people with disabilities are honoring the 20th anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA). Enable America is joining that celebration, and is using the occasion as inspiration for the work that will be needed over the next 20 years in furthering the rights of people with disabilities. - July 25, 2010
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