Washington, DC, May 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Helping companies grow diversity recruitment and improve employment of individuals with disabilities (IWDs), Enable America has launched a new online jobs board EnableAmerica.jobs. The site is especially important in light of the new Final Rule Section 503 requirements, as overseen by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, OFCCP.
This online employment search tool is designed to serve the more than 56 million Americans with life altering disabilities, including disabled military veterans. EnableAmerica.jobs also provides a new outlet for employers committed to building diversity in their workplace.
“On March 24 OFCCP implemented the Final Rule requirements designed to increase employment of individuals with disabilities, and we have noticed many employers taking significant action to understand and abide by the regulations,” said Chris Jadick, Enable America’s Executive Director. “EnableAmerica.jobs is an important tool to help increase outreach as required under Section 503 and better meet OFCCP compliance needs by increasing workplace diversity.”
The Final Rule prohibits companies that are federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities, while also requiring those employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain those individuals.
Enable America has a long history working to improve employment of individuals with disabilities. The organization’s chairman Richard Salem lost his sight as a teenager, but went on to attend and graduate from Duke University School of Law. After decades of a successful law practice Salem founded Enable America in 2002 as a non-profit organization solely devoted to improving employment of individuals with disabilities, providing a hand-up to those who have capability and a desire to pursue the American dream.
Today Enable America offers a multitude of program that can assist employers in their diversity efforts. Career Mentoring Days, Job Seeker Workshops, and VetConnect programs for military are all designed to allow employers to take action in growing recruitment, much as the Section 503 Final Rule has now formalized in OFCCP compliance requirements.
“Over the years we have met and helped so many in the disability community who simply want a chance. They are capable and have a tremendous desire to contribute in the workplace,” Jadick said. “What Enable America has always done is build bridges between this untapped workforce and employers. EnableAmerica.jobs is yet another bridge, a dynamic and searchable tool with more than a million jobs posted right now from some of our nation’s greatest companies.”
Additional information on Enable America’s programs can be found at EnableAmerica.org. Companies can learn more on Enable America’s Employment Partner program by contacting Executive Director Chris Jadick at Chris.Jadick@EnableAmerica.org, or by phone at (813) 222-3204.
About Enable America: Enable America was established in 2002 by attorney Richard Salem as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment and live independently. The organization’s Community Connections, Business Connections, and VetConnect programs unite members of the disability community and business community to raise awareness and increase employment opportunities for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities, including our nation’s wounded warriors. More information can be found on the organization’s web site, www.EnableAmerica.org.