total jobs On EmploymentCrossing

2,364,519

new jobs this week On EmploymentCrossing

502,343

job type count

On SportsAndRecreationCrossing

Employment News

Campaign for Disabled Searching for Jobs By jim  |  Dated: 11-28-2012



A fresh campaign in Manitowoc County named Jobs First! is hoping to cut down the unemployment number, specifically for those with disabilities, according to HTR News.

Their plan is to alter company’s approach of contracting those with disabilities.

Some national figures show that if five citizens without disabilities apply for a position, three or four of them will normally find jobs.  If those same five were disabled, one or two would get work.

Jobs First! is a bond between Manitowoc County Transition Advisory Committee and Step’nStones, a business access point for students of Next Step UW, which is a program for 18- to 21-year-old people with disabilities.  It is located at the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc.  This is part of a movement throughout the state of Wisconsin via the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.  It will publicize joint employment for disabled people.

Jobs First! began a few months ago.  David Koenig, the Next Step UW and transition coordinator for the Manitowoc Public School District, and Bradley Lucia, 20, a student in the Next Step UW program, have conference with community figureheads to spread their message.

The Jobs First! campaign is “meeting new people and just being a proud sponsor”.

Lucia brought along Senator Joe Leibham with her to work to show him what her workplace is like on November 16.  Lucia is a lobby attendant at McDonald’s.  This was a section of the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign.  It is done every October and sometimes into November.  The goal for the program is to exhibit the positives of disabled people working in the area – positives for the companies, community and Wisconsin as well as to the worker him/herself.

Following this, Leibham drove to UW-Manitowoc and wrangled up all students, mothers, fathers and staff members from UW-Manitowoc and the MPSD to take a big group picture.  The image will be part of a banner to publicize Jobs First!  Leibham will also appear on a video publicizing the organization’s effort.

Jobs First! is planning a video shoot to promote disabled people working in the community.  It will be shown at every school in the district as well as community members and other entities.

The students are planning a road trip to the nation’s capital in a few months and show it to whatever governmental figures will watch.

The students are also creating a food prep training program along with UW-Manitowoc’s Blue Devil Grill.  The 12-month program started in late September.  There are 16 students involved.  They will learn skills, equipment maintenance, customer service, cooking fundamentals, marketing, catering among other things.  Students will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Career Connect  (From our other career blogs):

Testimonial of the Week

I like the volume of jobs on EmploymentCrossing. The quality of jobs is also good. Plus, they get refreshed very often. Great work!
  • Roberto D Seattle, WA
Sign Up now

Only SportsAndRecreationCrossing consolidates every job it can find in the domain and puts all of the job listings it locates in one place.

  • We have more jobs than any other job board.
  • We list jobs you will not find elsewhere that are hidden in small regional publications and employer websites
  • We collect jobs from more than 4,429,376 websites and post them on our site.
  • We are private, and therefore far fewer people are applying for the jobs on our site than are applying for those on public job boards.
I found a new job! Thanks for your help.
Thomas B - ,
  • All we do is research jobs.
  • Our team of researchers, programmers, and analysts find you jobs from over 1,000 career pages and other sources
  • Our members get more interviews and jobs than people who use "public job boards"
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.
SportsAndRecreationCrossing - #1 Job Aggregation and Private Job-Opening Research Service — The Most Quality Jobs Anywhere
SportsAndRecreationCrossing is the first job consolidation service in the employment industry to seek to include every job that exists in the world.
Copyright © 2016 SportsAndRecreationCrossing - All rights reserved.