FDA now announcing a jobs virtual hiring for person with a disability event this week of Oct 31 through Nov 4, 2011 with the following link http://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WorkingatFDA/ucm277724.htm
It seems that Federal Government has learned some of their mistake from the last job fair for person with disability that Federal Government did in April 2010. In where they said only 500 person with disability will be interview while thousands upon thousands had sent in their job ready applications in just only 4 weeks to go have an e-mail sent to them that the job ready application was delete and that if they get one of the 500 slot interview then they can resubmit it.
I hope that Federal Government starts to get serious about hiring person with disability to diversified their workforce.
The national average for person with a disability is at 66% unemployment rate with severely disability hovering around 80% unemployment rate.
This is not just a problem at the Federal Government but at all levels of State, County, Local Government for the diversity employment for person with disability.
Federal Government needs also to starting hiring Disability Managers as require by Federal Law. Plus needs to make sure there is a job classification for this position. This positions also needs not to be assigned as additional duties but actually job positions working on issue of person with disability that might come in contact with the organization of all its program, activities, and services that it has to offer.
Also the Federal Government needs to address and enforce the schedule A hiring requirements for person with a disability. Which state an affirmative action for hiring severely qualified person with disability in the Federal Government.
Also the Federal Government needs to address and enforce the Section 503 requirements. Which state an affirmative action hiring for qualified person with disability in receiving Governmental Contracts.
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/ca_503.htm