Tag: United States Department of Labor

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Office of Disability Employment Policy as part of the United States Department of Labor proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The majority of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are either unemployed or underemployed, despite their ability, desire, and willingness to engage in meaningful work in the community. The United States […]

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Leopold Announces Grant For Homeless Veterans

Leopold Announces Grant For Homeless Veterans

| July 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

County Executive John R. Leopold has announced that the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation has won a $140,000 federal grant to help homeless veterans find jobs and housing. “This grant will help us enhance our services to veterans, which already includes programs through the Health Department to treat post traumatic stress and substance abuse,” County Executive Leopold said. “We owe it […]

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Women Comprise Only 3 Percent Of Construction Jobs; Local Women Changing The Tide

Women Comprise Only 3 Percent Of Construction Jobs; Local Women Changing The Tide

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 75 percent of all registered apprenticeship programs are in the construction industry, but women constitute only 3 percent of all registered and active apprentices in construction occupations. “We want to not only close that gap, but to offer innovative programs for women to step into unconventional jobs […]

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