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  1. What's New in 2020

    Street sign showing success, career, growth and developmentThinking about your employment goals for the New Year? If you're working with a Social Security Ticket to Work service provider as you pursue work, you may have heard of Trial Work Period, Trial Work Period amounts, and Substantial Gainful Activity. In this blog, we take a look at these 3 topics and share the latest updates to them.

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  2. Attend a Career Fair in January

    Woman sitting at her computerSetting goals for the New Year and looking for work? Virtual and in-person career fairs give you the chance to grow your network, meet potential employers, and discover job opportunities. The career fairs listed in this post are just a few of the offerings this month. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a career fair in January.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  3. Update: 2020 Cost-of-Living Adjustment

    Manage your benefits with my Social SecurityTo help people who receive disability benefits keep up with the cost of living, Social Security reviews benefits each year and decides if there needs to be a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). Learn about the 1.6% increase for 2020 and discover how you can find out your new payment and benefits for the new year by using a my Social Security account.

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  4. Happy 20th Anniversary, Ticket to Work

    Ben celebrating 20 yearsFor the past 20 years, Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) program has offered free employment supports and resources to over one million people with disabilities to help them achieve their work goals. Robert Pfaff, Social Security's Director of the Office of Employment Support, shares how the Ticket program can help you on your path to work.

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  5. Top 3 Blog Posts of 2019

    Ben smiling with text reading Top Blog Posts of 2019We're sharing the top 3 blog posts of 2019! You can find information about how to present your best self to a potential employer on your resume or during a job interview; discover Social Security Work Incentives that may help you transition to the workplace; and explore resources that may help you plan for your financial independence.

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  6. Soft Skills: Why Adaptability needs to be in Your Wheelhouse

    Man on phone smilingOur soft skills series discusses the importance of various soft skills in the workplace. In this blog post, we're focusing on why adaptability, the ability to adjust to change, is valued by employers and how to assess your own adaptability. Use these tips to improve your adaptability in the workplace and find out why this soft skill needs to be a part of your skillset.

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    Categories: Success on the Job
  7. Attend a Career Fair in December

    Woman sitting at her computerAre you ready to look for work? Virtual and in-person career fairs give you the chance to grow your network, meet potential employers, learn about a company and discover job opportunities. The career fairs listed in this post are just a few of the offerings this month. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a career fair in December.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  8. Helping Veterans on the Path to Work

    Image of a military man and a woman holding handEmployers value military experience! While many veterans who want to work receive VA Service Connected Disability and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), many of them can also take advantage of services provided by the Ticket to Work (Ticket) program. Learn more about employment supports and important tools to help veterans transition to the civilian workforce.

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  9. Creating Apprenticeship Programs that Work for Everyone

    Logo of the National Apprenticeship WeekEarn income while learning valuable skills with an apprenticeship! Apprenticeships combine on-the-job learning with job-related classroom training. Learn more about inclusive apprenticeship programs and how the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is helping job seekers with disabilities advance in their careers.

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  10. A Video Interview! Now What?

    2 women looking at laptop and talkingTechnology affects how we stay connected, even during the job search process. Many employers are choosing to interview job candidates using Skype or Google Hangout for remote or "work from home" jobs or to accommodate job seekers during the hiring process. Like any other interview, you'll need to research and prepare. Find out how to make your video interview successful!

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