Hiring and retaining qualified employees is the number one staffing issue cited by employers—a concern that will become more pressing as we begin to feel the crunch of a shrinking and aging workforce. To remain competitive, employers are looking beyond the traditional labor sources to access skilled, qualified candidates. This includes focusing their recruitment efforts on alternative sources of available job candidates, including those who are traditionally under-represented.
Many employers genuinely want to hire more people with disabilities, but they rarely encounter them through their normal referrals, recruiters, and Internet-based job postings. They don't have the extra time to figure out where to access qualified candidates with disabilities.
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The South Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (SCSILC) is seeking qualified applicants to fill a part-time permanent position as an executive administrative assistant.
The SCSILC is a non-profit organization that has a Governor appointed Council consisting of 16 members representing cross-disabilities throughout the State of South Carolina. The SCSILC oversees the direction and expenditure of Title VII Chapter 1 Part B funds. The Council develops and works with Centers for Independent Living (CILs), is an outreach source for unserved and underserved populations, makes recommendations to policy makers regarding the delivery of Independent Living services, and develops and oversees the implementation of the State Plan for Independent Living. The Council promotes the Independent Living philosophy.
Salary range: $15,000 to $18,000 per year
Deadline for applications is March 8, 2012.
Today, those American values are once again on display. With bi-partisan support, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found common ground and today made available for public viewing final Rules on the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) at http://www.ofr.gov and the rule will be published tomorrow. Significantly, the EEOC considered the interests of both employees with disabilities and employers in carefully crafting regulations that will work for all stakeholders. Now, millions of Americans with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, will be able to take one step closer to that level playing field we all seek and have the full opportunity to contribute to one of America’s greatest traditions: hard work.