Chapter 3: Employment
Section 5: Online Employment Information
Job Resources for Individuals With Disabilities.
An on-line resource for state by state job banks plus additional information jobs and careers.
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.
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.
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 1.5 million scholarships worth over $3.4 billion.
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.
Online guides to career and labor market resources on the Internet for job seekers.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
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
A site designed by Richard Bolles, renowned author on employment issues.
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.
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.
Mapping Your Future is a nonprofit organization committed to helping students, families, and schools navigate the higher education and student loan processes through trusted career, college, and financial aid counseling and resources. Mapping Your Future's student-minded information portal and person-to-person financial loan counseling provides unbiased financial aid education to help students understand the student loan process, educational institutions enhance default prevention plans, and members find beneficial opportunities to guide students to financial success, while supporting the mission of the organization.
This online employment site will help you whether you're thinking about a new job, new career, a new city or a new direction.
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.
Human Capital Management is responsible for overseeing human resources services for the State of Oklahoma employees. Specialties include workforce planning and organizational development, employee benefits administration and management, classification and compensation, applicant services and testing, personnel assessment, recruitment and retention, wellness programs, employee relations, payroll and training and development. HCM also administers the state employee’s flexible benefits program and operates the policy and legislative services department within OMES.
Click website link to find nearest job center.
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.
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.
Quintessential Career and Job-Hunting Resource Guide. A free career service site designed to help jobseekers find internships and employment. The site offers job hunting guides, networking advice, resume and cover letter tutorials and other resources.
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
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.