By Guest Blogger Patrick Cokley, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor
Finally, the frost is beginning to melt, the grass is turning from brown to green, and the long-awaited seasonal change is here. As we watch the flowers bloom, why not add a boost to your career as well? If you are a person with a disability who is interested in service to your country, the federal government wants you!
In October 2009, President Barack Obama announced a groundbreaking initiative to increase the employment of people with disabilities in the federal workforce. In keeping with the President’s plan, on Monday, April 26th, 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the U. S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) are sponsoring a day-long Federal Hiring Event taking place in Washington, DC. This purpose of this event is to connect individuals with disabilities with positions across the United States. On that day, many individuals with disabilities will be interviewed for federal jobs.
The upcoming Hiring Event is just one of the many tools we are using to ensure that federal service is something that is accessible to all Americans, and that everyone’s voice is heard. By working for the federal government, you can help our country through your valuable and unique contributions. We look forward to seeing many of you at the Hiring Event!
To be considered for positions available at the Hiring Event, you must first receive an invitation to attend. To receive your invitation, submit your resume, along with appropriate documentation, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 24th, 2010.
The Time is Now: Begin your Career of Service!
Patrick Cokley is a Policy Adviser for the Employer Policy Team at the Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor