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Register Now! National WISE Webinar November 19, 2014

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar: Ticket to Work for America's Veterans: Free Services for Those Who Served

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 3:00 PM, EST 

In November, we honor America’s Veterans. Many veterans with disabilities face challenges reintegrating into society and finding a good job or restarting a career interrupted by their service. The Ticket to Work program can help veterans age 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI and/or SSI) make progress on the path to financial independence.

The November 19 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Disability benefits experts will teach you about:

  • Ticket to Work and Work Incentives for America’s Veterans
  • Employment Supports for Veterans with Disabilities
  • Additional Resources for Veterans with Disabilities

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

Image of Ticket to Work Facebook Question & Answer logoImmediately following this webinar, log on for our Facebook Question and Answer Session: http://www.facebook.com/choosework and receive expert answers to your questions about Ticket to Work, Social Security work incentives, and your employment options.

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar. 


Questions?

Email us at support@choosework.net or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

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Webinar Spotlight: Nebraska Ticket to Work

Join us on October 22, 2014, for a national WISE webinar: Ticket to Work: Free Support Services for People who have a Disability and Are Ready to Work.

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The national WISE webinar will present information about Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you, including details about information on Ticket to Work and Work Incentives, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Our presenters for this webinar are Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) and Employment Network (EN) representatives from Nebraska Ticket to Work.

Shauna Dahlgren is a certified Work Incentive Specialist with 14 years of experience assisting Social Security disability beneficiaries in using available state and Federal work incentives to find and keep jobs, and grow in their careers. In addition, Shauna has mentored a team of Easter Seals Nebraska professionals who provide work incentives and benefits counseling services and wraparound supports to Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (VR) consumers statewide.  Shauna also offers training and education to the public about Social Security benefit programs, work incentives and employment supports available to individuals with disabilities.

Raina Gulbrandson, MSW, is a Community Work Incentives Coordinator for Easter Seals Nebraska.  She serves individuals with disabilities across the state of Nebraska through a cooperative agreement with Social Security’s Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program.  This program provides individualized benefits and work incentives counseling services to Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients who have an interest in employment.  The goal of the WIPA program is to promote employment and enhance self-sufficiency. 

We invite you to join Shauna and Raina as they talk about Ticket to Work and answer your questions. Register online or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY). If you would like more information on the webinar, please check out our blog, Register Now! National Work Incentives Seminar Event, Wednesday October 22.

 

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More Jobs for People with Disabilities: Section 503 and You!

A live Twitter Chat with @USDOL on Friday, October 24 at 12 PM EDT.

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You’re invited to join Ticket to Work for a live Twitter Chat with the Department of Labor (DOL) on Friday, October 24 at 12 PM EDT.

This month, we will be discussing Section 503, the new regulations that promise more job opportunities than ever for people with disabilities. Section 503 requires federal contractors to take deliberate steps to recruit, hire, and retain people with disabilities. The new rules also allow you to voluntarily self-identify as a person with a disability. Federal contractors offer a wide variety of jobs, ranging from food service to economic consulting, and everything in between.

Learn what these rules mean for you and how you can find out about these opportunities. We’ll also share information on how Ticket to Work can help you along the way. 

Join us on Friday, October 24 at 12 PM EDT using #DEchat.

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Register Now! National Work Incentives Seminar Event, Wednesday October 22

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar Ticket to Work: Support Services for People Who Have a Disability and Are Ready to Work

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 3:00 PM, EDT 

If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you need to transition to financial independence.

The October 22 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! Disability benefits experts will teach you about:

  • Ticket to Work & Work Incentives
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the value of mentorship
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and where to find more information

Register online or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

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Start Your Job Search At A Career Fair This Month!

Throughout the month of October, in-person and virtual career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs can provide you with great opportunities to interact with employers and recruiters who are hiring and help keep you informed of their latest job openings. Check out the in-person and virtual events and considering engaging with organizations to help you plan to start or advance your career search!

Think Beyond the Label Online Career Fair

This virtual career fair will connect qualified job seekers with disabilities to companies nationwide who are actively recruiting. Think Beyond the Label is a vast online community and partners with employment service agencies and student organizations to provide you with these unique opportunities. This career fair allows for one-on-one interactions with recruiters, so that you can learn in real-time about the many job opportunities employers are providing.

Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs (In-person)

Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs (DED) provide the opportunity for local and national employers to meet and interview qualified candidates from diverse communities.

  • October 8, 2014 – Dallas, TX
  • October 15, 2014 – Phoenix, AZ

Hiring our Heroes for Veterans (In-person)

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, helps Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 560 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

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Register for the National Work Incentives Seminar Event Webinar: Ticket to Work for People Who Have a Mental Illness: Support on Your Journey to Employment

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If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you need to transition to greater financial independence.

The September 17, 2014 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that may apply to you! We will share a success story of an individual with a mental illness who found employment through Ticket to Work, and you will also learn from experts about:

  • Ticket to Work & Work Incentives
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Where to find more information

Register online  or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) to join us on Wednesday, September 17 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT.


Questions?

Email us at support@choosework.net or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

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Register Now! Social Security's Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar: August 27, 2014: Ticket to Work: Finding and Keeping the Job That's Right for You

If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support you need to transition to financial independence.

The August 27 national WISE webinar will present information about special Social Security programs and rules that can help you on your path to financial independence! A special guest speaker will discuss:

  • Exploring your work goals
  • Building your employment team
  • Work Incentives that can help you once you have a job

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

Approximately 2 days before the event, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

When you’re ready to find a good job that leads to a good career and a better self-supporting future, attending a WISE webinar is a great way to start. Our next WISE webinar is September 17 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Register online or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

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Start Your Job Search Today at a Career Fair!

Throughout the month, in-person and virtual career fairs are taking place around the country. If you are looking for work, a career fair gives you an opportunity to get connected with employers who are currently hiring and talk directly with their recruiters. Additionally, virtual career fairs offer a unique opportunity for you to engage in real time from wherever you are with employers who are ready to hire!

Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs (In-person)

Annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs (DED) provides the opportunity for local and national employers to meet and interview qualified candidates from diverse communities.

Hiring Our Heroes for Veterans (In-person)

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, helps Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 560 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

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