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Record Number of College
Students with Disabilities Placed in Summer Federal Jobs
U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine L.
Chao has announced that a record 368 college students and recent graduates with
disabilities were placed in summer and permanent job openings in the federal
government under the department's Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP).
Nine Honorees to Receive
Secretary of Labor's New Freedom Initiative Award
Five businesses, three
non-profits, and one National Football League player have been selected by U.S.
Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao as recipients of her Annual New Freedom
Initiative (NFI) Awards. The NFI Award recognizes exemplary and
innovative efforts to train, recruit, and hire people with disabilities, and to
incorporate the principles of President George W. Bush's New Freedom
Video of Emergency
Preparedness Seminar is Available Online
Video clips from ODEP's Emergency Preparedness
for People with Disabilities Seminar of Exchange are now available online. The
December 2003 event brought together more than 200 federal managers and experts
representing nearly 90 agencies and offices in the areas of disability,
emergency preparedness, and workplace safety. Attendees had the opportunity to
exchange ideas and share information related to the development, implementation
and maintenance of emergency preparedness plans that involve people with