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Central Vermont (Barre, Montpelier) BAC

Lamoille/Washington County Business Advisory Council Contact List Pamela Ankuda: Vermont Technical College, 728-1538, [email protected] Steve Bousquet: Lamoille Area Chamber of Commerce, 888-7607, [email protected] Brenda Comstock: Central VT Chamber of Commerce, 229-5711, [email protected] Rossie Conklin: State of Vermont, Human Resources, 828-1509, [email protected] Jeff Cosslett: Union Bank, 888-6600, [email protected] Danielle Dahline: CCV-Morriville, 888-4258, [email protected] Jane Delaricheliere: Stoweflake […]

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Disability Mentoring Day™

Save The Date: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2008 – Disability Mentoring Day™ is a large-scale, broad-based effort designed to promote career development for students and other job seekers with disabilities (mentees) through hands-on career exploration, job shadowing, and internship or employment opportunities, and matching of mentee/mentor relationships. Disability Mentoring Day: Career Development for the 21st Century, […]

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Tilting at Windmills: Changing Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities

Negative attitudes toward employees with disabilities can result in discrimination (Scope, 2003, Shapiro, 1994). Companies, agencies, and organizations are composed of individuals with their own attitudes and beliefs about people with disabilities. Co-workers will draw conclusions regarding the people with whom they work. Supervisors and management staff will make decisions that affect employees. The individual […]

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Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): A Guide for Employers

Each year, thousands of military personnel stationed around the world leave active duty and seek to return to jobs they held before entering the service or look to find their first, or new, civilian jobs. According to government statistics, between October 2001 and February, 2008, more than 30,000(1) veterans returned home with service-connected disabilities (e.g., […]

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Some local employers that suppport VABIR and CWS

Acrylic Designs, No. Springfield, VT Alternatives Plus, Hoosick Falls, NY Armistead, Burlington, VT Bakersfield School, Bakersfield, VT Bennington College, Bennington, VT Bernstein Display, Bennington, VT Bonnette Supply, St. Albans, VT Brown and Roberts Hardware, Brattleboro, VT Cathedral Square Corp., So. Burlington, VT Central Vermont WIB, Barre, VT Champlain Cable, Colchester, VT City Market, Burlington, VT […]

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Increasing Placement Through Professional Networking

The national percentage of people of working age with disabilities who are employed continues to hover around 37%, compared with 80% for their peers without disabilities (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005). However, according to the Harris Poll (2004), 67% of people with disabilities who are not currently working would like to be (Dixon, Kurse, & Van […]

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