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ODEP Releases Soft Skills to Pay the Bills Video Series and Discussion Guide on DVD

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has released its Soft Skills to Pay the Bills video series on DVD. It includes a discussion guide that can be used to promote dialogue about the situations depicted in the videos. The videos are based on the Soft Skills to Pay the Bills curriculum, which focuses on teaching workforce readiness skill to youth, including youth with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network Offers Publications in Spanish

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides an extensive library of technical assistance materials in Spanish on its “JAN en espaƱol” pages. Included are documents in the Effective Accommodation Practices Series, the Accommodation and Compliance Series, and the Consultant’s Corner newsletter. Also featured is a section for entrepreneurs.

Employer Assistance and Resource Network Pens Article in Ability Magazine

In an article entitled “Creating Accountability for Diversity Initiatives,” the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) highlights best practices for benchmarking activities that focus on disability inclusion as an aspect of overall diversity efforts. The article also notes that establishing metrics and holding managers accountable for hiring practices is an effective way to promote demographic change.

Disability Management Employer Coalition and Cornell Present Study on the Aging Workforce

The Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) and Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute (EDI) in the Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) School have released a collaborative study entitled “Absence and Disability Management Practices for an Aging Workforce.” The paper examines the aging workforce from the perspective of disability management professionals. More than 500 employers and more than 250 disability management service suppliers participated in the study.