Top Corporations seek to Recruit Disability Talent
USBLN connects talent with disabilities with top corporations through innovative Virtual Career Event
Washington D.C., March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
Through the Virtual Career Event organized by the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), top corporations are recruiting talent with disabilities who have a minimum of two years of work experience in STEM, finance or business. Participating companies include: 3M, Amazon, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Comcast NBC Universal, DuPont, Facebook, General Motors, Grainger, MasterCard, McKesson, Pacific Gas & Electric, and TD Bank.
“Companies are realizing the untapped potential of talent with disabilities,” said Jill Houghton, President and CEO of USBLN. “Our goal is to close the unemployment rate of people with disabilities, and we can’t get there with business as usual. Innovative approaches like a virtual career event is what’s needed to reach the next generation of talent.”
Participating companies are specifically seeking talent with disabilities for the following open positions:
- Accountant, Payroll and Employee Benefits
- Business Systems Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Quality Engineering
- Senior Financial Analyst
- Senior Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Test Engineer
- Plus, many other positions in the STEM, finance and business fields.
Apply to Participate by April 5th, 2018: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018VirtualCareerEvent
Candidates should have at least two years of experience, and a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree to be considered for participation in the Virtual Career Event. Early career and experienced candidates with disabilities are also encouraged to participate.
The Virtual Career Event will take place on Friday, April 20th 2018 at 12 noon to 2:00pm Eastern Time. Find updates on the Virtual Career Event on the USBLN website or by hashtag search #RecruitDisabilityTalent.
The Virtual Career Event is organized with help from Bender Consulting Services and CareerEco. Participants only need reliable high-speed internet connection. Candidates will first apply to participate in the Virtual Career Event. Selected candidates will receive notice and will then formally register in the Virtual Career Event. From there, participating companies will invite candidates to virtual “informational meetings” to discuss the open position(s) and answer questions.
About the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®)
USBLN (US Business Leadership Network) unites business around disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. USBLN has more than 130 corporate partners spanning the technology, healthcare, financial, transportation, entertainment, and retail industries. USBLN serves as a collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network Affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses. USBLN has various nationally recognized tools and programs, such as the Disability Equality Index and the leading disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE) certification program, to bridge inclusive companies with people and organizations within the disability community.
Original Press Release: http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/03/07/1417446/0/en/Top-Corporations-seek-to-Recruit-Disability-Talent-through-innovative-Virtual-Career-Event.html
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