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Published: December 14, 2021
Employment Classes: From Search to Success!

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Did you know that right now, there’s more than one job opening for every American who wants to work?

Despite this, people with disabilities continue to face barriers to finding a job that offers a livable wage, good benefits, and reasonable accommodations. The good news is that new avenues are opening up due to the demand for workers and more accepting attitudes
toward remote work.

However, wanting a job and getting hired are two different things. That’s why The IC’s Employment department offers a variety of classes to help individuals navigate through their career search. The classes, which are held both online and in person, are led by Sandie McBroom, Employment Specialist for The IC.

“Each session offers information on a variety of workplace topics and scenarios; from knowing their rights with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to using job search platforms to understanding how to fill out important documents,” Sandie says.

A few of the classes offered are:
• Interviewing in a Virtual Environment
• Utilizing Job Application Technology
• The ADA: Knowing Your Rights
• Advocating for Reasonable Accommodations
• Using Job Search Platforms Like Indeed and Facebook

Sandie says that participants not only get valuable information and resources from the classes, they walk away feeling empowered and encouraged.

“I enjoy helping people to see a bigger picture for their own lives,” she says. “There’s nothing better than watching someone start to feel hopeful about finding a job and improving their situation.”

For a class schedule and to learn more, call 719-471-8181 and ask for the Employment department.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”14481″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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