Episode 6: Talent for Hire!
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, so on this episode of Quest Podcast, we’re exploring the world of employment for individuals with disabilities.
Despite a huge talent-pool of candidates in the U.S., only approximately 29% of individuals with disabilities hold positions in the current workforce. In this conversation, we’re discussing why that is, what is being done to improve that statistic and how we can all use our voices to make a difference.
For more information, watch this MDA webinar on Employment Rights for People Living with a Disability, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqE2LXcu0bs.
VP of Talent Operations at Inclusively, an innovative employment platform connecting candidates with disabilities, mental health conditions, and chronic illnesses to inclusive employers. Annie began her career at an international staffing firm, and then moved into the world of boutique recruitment. Annie has experience recruiting professionals from entry-level to the C-suite, across most industries and company sizes. Annie is based in New York, NY.
- Disability Questions: https://www.eeoc.gov/pre-employment-inquiries-and-disability
- ILRU (where to find a CIL): https://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory
- Continued Medicaid Eligibility (Section1619(B)): https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/1619b.htm
- JAN – Job Accomodation Network: https://askjan.org
Editor-in-Chief of MDA’s Quest family of content and the host of this podcast. She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 2 when she was 15 months old and has been a life-long partner to MDA. Mindy is also a motivational speaker and a writer, with her first book set to hit book stores in Fall of 2022.
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