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October 7, 2010 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

David BurdsAre you aware that President Obama on July 26th signed an executive order instructing federal agencies to increase employment of people with disabilities by adding 100,000 disabled employees over the next five years?

As you may be aware, October is designated as Disability Employment Awareness Month. For those who are job hunting and interested in working for the government, contact ECNV so that we can assist you in the process. For those who may wonder how you can work when a severe disability requires assistance everyday, the needed assistive technology, accessibility, and personal assistance can be made available.

As a point of awareness, ECNV has a contract with the U.S. Marshal Service whereby we provide Personal Assistants for two of their employees who require assistance 8 hours a day. We are now into the 7th year of the contract and are in the process of expanding this service to other government agencies.

We can thank President Obama who on the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) said:

“As the nation’s largest employer, the federal government must become a model for the employment of individuals with disabilities. Executive departments and agencies must improve their efforts to employ workers with disabilities through increased recruitment, hiring and retention of these individuals. My administration is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in the federal workforce.”

By David Burds, ECNV Executive Director
Article from the ECNV Declaration (Fall 2010 Edition)

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