For more information, go to www.dol.gov/odep.

Employers: Putting Internships to Work for You

In his August 29 blog post “Employers: Putting Internships to Work for You,” Nathan Cunningham, policy adviser in the Office of Disability Employment Policy, discusses resources for helping employers ensure that their internship programs are inclusive of people with disabilities, including the recent ODEP publication “Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers” and the Workforce Recruitment Program. “Wherever and whenever they occur, ensuring your internship programs are inclusive of all aspects of diversity, including disability is an important strategy for business success in today’s competitive labor market,” notes Cunningham.

Latest EARN Newsletter Now Available

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) has issued its September 2 newsletter, featuring information on a Federal News Radio program about the progress the federal government has made in hiring people with disabilities, a customer experience survey from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, archived Employer TA Center webinars, and more. EARN is a service of the National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center for Employers on the Employment of People with Disabilities, which is funded by ODEP under a cooperative agreement with The Viscardi Center.

Section 188, the Nondiscrimination Provisions of WIOA — Part 4 of 4 — Webinar — September 24, 3:30-5:00 PM EDT

The LEAD Center, funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, has been hosting a four-part webinar series titled “WIOA from a Disability Perspective.” The last webinar in the series is “Section 188, the Nondiscrimination Provisions of WIOA — Part 4 of 4.” It will be held Thursday, September 24, 3:30-5:00 PM EDT. The first three parts of the series are available in the LEAD Center archives.

Building a Trauma-Informed Nation: Moving the Conversation into Action — September 29-30

Join the Federal Partners on Women and Trauma to catalyze a trauma-informed national strategy. This event is available via webcast or live event at the US Department of Labor. The United States is experiencing a public health crisis: an epidemic of trauma, violence and toxic stress. In response, efforts to create trauma-informed change are growing exponentially across the nation. Learn how communities are responding and develop your own strategy to amplify change through four “Catalyst Sessions” — Communities, Health Care, the Justice System, and Education. Presentations will highlight effective collaborations, promising practices and programs at the state and local levels, as well as first-person experiences, including workforce systems and worker issues.