Chapter 3. Section 5

Chapter 3: Employment


Section 5: Online Employment Information


1800wheelchair.com

Visit 1800wheelchair.com Website

Job Resources for Individuals With Disabilities.

320 Roebling St., Ste. 515
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Voice: 

718-302-1923

Toll Free: 

800-320-7140

Fax: 

718-302-9015

CareerOneStop

Visit CareerOneStop Website

Email:

info@careeronestop.org

An on-line resource for state by state job banks plus additional information jobs and careers.

TTY: 

877-348-0501

Toll Free: 

877-348-0502

Careers.Org

Visit Careers.Org Website

The site tries to list only the most relevant career, job, job search, career education, self-employment, career services and career reference sites it can find.

EMBARK

Visit EMBARK Website

Email:

webmaster@embark.com.

The site offers students the opportunity to:

  • Research undergraduate or graduate schools of interest;
  • Use their Embark.com profile to easily inquire or apply online;
  • Organize their college applications online;
  • Get advice from admissions experts; and
  • Network with other students who are looking at the same schools.
1 Embarcadero Center, Ste. 500
San Francisco , CA 94111

Voice: 

415-773-2858

Fax: 

866-610-5767

FastWeb

Visit FastWeb Website

FastWeb, a free Internet scholarship search service that helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships.

Each FastWeb user answers a detailed questionnaire about themselves. The site then uses this data to generate a personalized suite of information of scholarships, colleges, internships, jobs, and more. At the heart is FastWeb's scholarship database - a comprehensive and accurate compilation of national, community, and college-specific scholarships available anywhere. Updated continuously, FastWeb's database contains over 1.3 million scholarships worth over $3 billion.

444 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3000
Chicago , IL 60611

Toll Free: 

800-327-8932

Fax: 

312-467-0638

Federal Jobs Network/Bookhaven Press LLC

Visit Federal Jobs Network/Bookhaven Press LLC Website

Email:

customerservice@federaljobs.net

This website section explains the various hiring options for people with disabilities. Individuals seeking appointments with the federal government must be proactive and begin networking with local agencies, contacting listed resources, and aggressively seeking out all available federal employment opportunities. Agencies have direct hire authority for Schedule A appointments presented in this section.

Attn: FederalJobs.net Center
249 Field Club Circle
McKees Rocks , PA 15136

Voice: 

412-494-6926

Toll Free: 

800-782-7424

Fax: 

412-494-5749

Jim Cassio Workforce Information Group, Inc.

Visit Jim Cassio Workforce Information Group, Inc. Website

Online guides to career and labor market resources on the Internet for job seekers.

198 Willow Creek Dr.
Folsom , CA 95630

Voice: 

916-320-4494

Fax: 

916-405-3625

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

Visit Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Website

Links employers and provides technical expertise on job accommodations for employees with disabilities.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, these anti-discrimination laws do not provide funds for assistive technology or accessibility, but they can provide a means for individuals with disabilities to obtain assistive technology or needed accessibility on the job, in the marketplace and in the delivery of government services. Employees with disabilities may ask an employer to provide reasonable accommodations to enable the employee to perform his or her job. Accommodations could include adaptive equipment.

JAN’s free online workplace accommodation toolkit (http://prod.askjan.org/toolkit/#) provides employers with the tools needed to create a more disability-inclusive and compliant workplace.

P.O. Box 6080
Morgantown , WV 26506

Voice: 

304-293-7186

TTY: 

877-781-9403 Toll Free

Toll Free: 

800-526-7234

Fax: 

304-293-5407

Job Application Center

Visit Job Application Center Website

Email:

info@jobapplications.net

The website searches the internet to find exactly how, when and where to apply to almost every major U.S. company directly. When they can they provide downloadable job application forms, and when those forms are not available they provide the direct links that job seekers need to apply with each company directly

Job Hunter's Bible

Visit Job Hunter's Bible Website

A site designed by Richard Bolles, renowned author on employment issues.

Job-Hunt.Org

Visit Job-Hunt.Org Website

Email:

info@job-hunt.org

The purpose of the Job-Hunt.Org Web site is to provide a comprehensive listing of useful Internet-accessible job-search resources and services on the Web, in a format which is most useful to job seekers.

c/o NETability, Inc.
P.O. Box 507
Marlborough , MA 01752

JobsOK

Visit JobsOK Website

Sponsored by the Daily Oklahoman. The site offers a variety of employment resources including a local and national job listing database, job search news and a resume service.

The Daily Oklahoman

Mapping Your Future

Visit Mapping Your Future Website

This site is sponsored by a group of guaranty agencies who participate in the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and are committed to providing information about higher education and career opportunities. The site provides guided tours for middle and high school students, college students, student loan borrowers, non-traditional students, and parents. There are exercises in planning a career; selecting a school and paying for school.

Monster

Visit Monster Website

This on-line employment bank will help you whether you're thinking about a new job, new career, a new city or a new direction.

Toll Free: 

800-666-7837

MonsterTRAK

Visit MonsterTRAK Website

MonsterTRAK is a website for students and alumni looking for full-time and part-time positions, internships and on-campus employment. Whether you're thinking about a new job, new career, a new city or a new direction... MonsterTRAK can help you explore the possibilities and find the opportunities that are right for you.

11845 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 500
Los Angeles , CA 90064

Toll Free: 

800-999-8725

National Business and Disability Council

Visit National Business and Disability Council Website

National Business and Disability Council maintains a free resume database for college students with disabilities. You can post your resume for perusal by the top fortune 1000 companies, as well as job search with companies that are part of the NBDC network. A resource for corporations that are hiring, working with and marketing to persons with disabilities.

201 I.U. Willets Rd.
Albertson , NY 11507

Voice: 

516-465-1516

Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES)

Visit Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) Website

Email:

opm-mail@opm.state.ok.us

Web site provides current job openings in state government, position descriptions, an online application form which can be printed or filled out on screen and then printed, information on special provisions for persons with severe disabilities and veterans, and other information related to state employment.

Persons with Severe Disabilities Employment Program Administered by the Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management, follow this link, to OPM's webpage.

Tests for all state jobs may be waived for those qualified applicants certified as eligible for this Program through the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. Applicants hired through this program are eligible for permanent status in the classified service upon successful completion of a probationary period.

To participate:

  • Obtain a certification letter from the Department of Rehabilitation Services stating that he or she has a severe disability as defined by state law.
  • Submit an on-line application for employment, including the required disability certification letter, to The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for each job class you wish to apply for
  • OPM will review your qualifications and send you a notice confirming that your name has been placed on the eligible list if you qualify.
  • As vacancies occur in the job class, OPM will send your name to all State of Oklahoma agencies who request a referral list for that job class and level for the counties you have indicated that you will work in. Your application is valid for one year. If you are still interested in seeking employment after the one year has elapsed, you must submit a new application for each job class you wish to apply and for which you are qualified for.

IMPORTANT: An applicant can use the standard method of applying for state jobs at the same time he or she uses the Persons with Severe Disabilities Employment Program method. Under the standard Merit System process, a person fills out a state application, takes a test if required, and if determined qualified, the person's name is placed on a register (list) and sent out to agencies with job openings. Each time an agency requests a register, only the names of people at the top of the register are sent. By using both the competitive Merit System application and the Persons with Severe Disabilities Employment Program method, applicants can maximize their chances to obtain state jobs. OPM asks that applicants in the Persons with Severe Disabilities Employment Program who also want to use the standard application process notify OPM in writing at the address listed above.

State Work Incentive Program provides Oklahoma state agencies may hire TANF (welfare) recipients and clients of the State Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) for temporary positions up to 2 years without having to count these positions against their legislatively set limits on positions (FTEs). Work Incentive employees may be eligible for conversion to permanent status after two years. DRS clients were included in the Work Incentive Program by 2000 state legislation that became effective November 1, 2000.

Human Capital Management Division Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management
2101 N. Lincoln Blvd., Jim Thorpe Building, Room B-22
Oklahoma City , OK 73105

Voice: 

405-521-2177

Fax: 

405-524-6942

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Visit Oklahoma Employment Security Commission Website

Oklahoma Job Link
P.O. Box 52003
Oklahoma City , OK 73152

Voice: 

405-557-7100

TTY: 

405-557-7531

Toll Free: 

888-926-1739

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Visit Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Website

Email:

communicationsdepartment@osrhe.edu

To prepare these students for the fast-changing, global marketplace as well as to ensure all Oklahoma graduates have access to information on Oklahoma jobs, higher education offers a number of special career and employment services. Follow this link, https://secure.okcollegestart.org/Career_Planning/_default.aspx, to the Oklahoma Higher Education's Career Services webpage.

655 Research Parkway, Ste. 200
Oklahoma City , OK 73104

Voice: 

405-225-9100

Fax: 

405-225-9230

Peterson's

Visit Peterson's Website

Provides information on limited number of colleges, universities and their programs. This provides information mostly on large universities and colleges. Does provide searches based on major planned.

Princeton Pike Corporate Center
2000 Lenox Dr., P.O. Box 67005
Lawrenceville , NJ 08648

Voice: 

609-896-1800

Quintessential LiveCareer

Visit Quintessential LiveCareer Website

Email:

www.livecareer.com/quintessential

Quintessential Career and Job-Hunting Resource Guide. A free career service site designed to help college students find internships and employment. The site offers job hunting guides, networking advice, resume and cover letter tutorials and other resources.

The Authoritative Career Source

Toll Free: 

800-652-8430

Social Security Administration

Visit Social Security Administration Website

About Social Security:
The Social Security Administration (SSA) makes monthly disability payments under two programs:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for workers (and their children or surviving spouses) who have Social Security coverage. To find out who is covered, refer to Social Security Disability Benefits at www.ssa.gov/pubs/10029.html.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for people who have little income and resources and who have not worked enough to be covered under regular Social Security.

To get SSDI or SSI, adults must have a physical and/or mental impairment that keeps them from working for at least 12 months, or is expected to result in death. Children must have a physical and/or mental problem that prevents them from doing things that children the same age normally do.

Applying for SSDI or SSI:
Call 1-800-772-1213 or 1-800-325-0778 TTY to file a claim for benefits, or contact your local Social Security Office. If you want someone to help you, such as a relative or caseworker, that person may contact Social Security for you. Information you will need for your SSDI or SSI application includes:

  • Social Security Number,
  • Medical records from doctors, therapists, hospitals, agencies, etc.,
  • Laboratory and test results,
  • Name, address, phone and fax for your doctors, clinics and hospitals,
  • W-2 Form or Income Tax Return,
  • Names of all medications you are taking, and
  • Names of your employers and job duties for the last 15 years.
  • If applying for a child, school records relating to disability will be needed.

Important: Don't wait to file a disability claim even if you don't have all this information on hand.

If You Are Denied SSDI or SSI:
You have 65 days from receipt of Social Security's denial letter to file an appeal. Details on the appeals process can be found in The Appeals Process, Publication 05-10041.

Go to this section of the Social Security Administration's website, www.ssa.gov/pubs/, to find published information on Social Security, Disability Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Survivor Benefits and more.

Ticket to Work Program offers SSA disability beneficiaries greater choice in obtaining the services they need to help them go to work and achieve their employment goals. Follow this link, www.ssa.gov/work, to visit the Social Security Administration webpage for Ticket to Work

Office of Public Inquiries, Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore , MD 21235

TTY: 

800-325-0778

Toll Free: 

800-772-1213

Worksupport.com

Visit Worksupport.com Website

A Rehabilitation Research and Training Center site focusing on employment resources for people with disabilities. Information on disability management, workforce investment activities, assistive technology, ergonomics, supported employment, job search, self-employment, telecommuting and other employment issues.

VCU-RRTC on Workplace Supports and Job Retention
1314 W. Main St., P.O. Box 842011
Richmond , VA 23284

Voice: 

804-828-1851

TTY: 

804-828-2494

Fax: 

804-828-2193