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    Moving Up the Ladder - Blind Ambition, Limitless Potential
by Patricia Walsh and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
On this episode, Tim Muma speaks with an individual who has worked as an engineer for Microsoft, is an entrepreneur herself, and completes marathons, triathlons and the Ironman competition with relative ease. She also happens to be blind. Patricia Walsh joins LJNRadio to discuss her path to success and how she picked herself up from the depths of depression and self-doubt to become a world-class athlete and sought-after speake...
 
    Volunteering At - American Foundation for the Blind
by Joe Strechay and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) gets the spotlight this time around as Tim Muma learns about the programs and goals of the organization. Joe Strechay, AFB's CareerConnect program manager, offers details on the ways in which individuals with blindness are aided in their lives and careers. He also gives listeners the inside scoop on volunteering to help in a number of capacities. If you’re unemployed and looking t...
 
    Volunteering At - Muscular Dystrophy Association
by Emily Straw and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
This episode of Volunteering At focuses on the opportunities available at the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and how you can contribute to their cause. Emily Straw, associate executive director for MDA Southern Wisconsin, gives Tim Muma all the details on MDA's goals and mission. She also describes the ways individuals can help and what they stand to gain from volunteering their time and skills. If you’re unemployed a...
 
    Volunteering At - ALS Association
by Melanie Roach-Bekos and Tim Muma - Aug, 2014
For this episode, LJNRadio features the ALS Association and the steps this group takes to combat a devastating disease. Melanie Roach-Bekos, executive director of the Wisconsin Chapter of the ALS Association, joins Tim Muma to discuss the many ways people can volunteer their time and efforts. Melanie also touches on the Ice Bucket Challenge and all the great benefits it has created for the organization and those suffering with...
 
  Community Outreach & Diversity
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2012
Welcome to a powerful network that connects employers with more than 16,000 organizations across the nation to provide employment assistance to constituents in their communities. We value our partnerships with construction/skilled trades, diversity organizations, general business, historically black colleges and unive...
 
  OFCCP focus on Covered Veterans and Individuals
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2011
The OFCCP has a new Director, an increased budget and a renewed focus on enforcement of federal contractors’ affirmative action requirements for Covered Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. So, it's time to make sure that you are doing all that is required—and all that you can. It's time to check: •Your VETS-100/VETS-100A report filing •Your job postings with the State Employment Agency •Your written Affirmativ...
 
  OFCCP Proposes Revisions to Scheduling Letter
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
On May 12th, OFCCP published in the Federal Register its proposed changes to the Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing. Below is the OFCCP’s description and justification of the proposed changes: “OFCCP has revised the Scheduling Letter and its Itemized Listing. These revisions will reduce overall burden hours on contractors and enhance OFCCP’s desk audit and data analysis abilities. The revisions in the body of the S...
 
  OFCCP Regulatory Agenda Webchat Highlights
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
In December 2010, the OFCCP’s Fall 2010 regulatory agenda was published in the Federal Register and in an effort to promote contractor feedback, Patricia Shiu hosted a live webchat Friday, January 7th, 2011. Below are a few highlights. Compensation Data Collection Tool/Rescission of 2006 Compensation Guidance •OFCCP will continue to follow Title VII principles in investigating and analyzing compensation discrimination •O...
 
  This Place Changes Everything
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
I just got back from the USBLN 2010 Conference – Aligning Disability with the Bottom Line: Talent, Market Share and Supplier Diversity. I have been to many conferences over the years, but this will be remembered as the one that changed everything for me. I went into this conference with the goal of gaining new insight and knowledge about outreach programs and support for people with disabilities. I did this with the intent...
 
  Accident Turned Reeve into a Super Man
by Dave Murphy - Nov, 2004
Ten years ago, Christopher Reeve was best known as Superman, but Reeve and everyone else knew that he was merely a good actor portraying a character — that Reeve was a normal man, not a hero. All that changed, of course, when Reeve broke his neck in May 1995 after being thrown from a horse. He was paralyzed from the neck down, and had to fight off feelings of depression and thoughts of suicide. The accident left him as a...
 
  Good Grief: Is It Mourning or Is It Depression? (Part 1 of 2)
by Mark Gorkin - Mar, 2004
As a training contractor for Fairfax County Government (in Northern Virginia; home of America Online and the "Software Valley") I’ve been leading bimonthly "Dealing with Stress, Loss and Change through Humor" and "Managing Anger and Conflict" workshops. Over the last two years, I’ve interacted with hundreds and hundreds of individuals who have been terminated, downsized and outsourced. Some of these folks have been dislodged...
 
  Stressful Contexts for Turning Grief into Depression (Part 2 of 2)
by Mark Gorkin - Mar, 2004
Part I of this series, "Good Grief: Is it Mourning or Is It Depression?" examined the fine line and conceptual confusions between grief and mood disorder. The essay also outlined the stages of grief. In the past two years, based on my workshops with reorganized and unemployed professionals in career transition, here are seven bio-psychosocial dynamics and role contexts that may help differentiate natural grief from morbid...
 
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