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  1. Employers are Hiring! Attend a Virtual Career Fair

    Help Wanted signVirtual job fairs give you the chance to engage with potential employers and learn about job openings from the comfort of your own home. This month we're exploring some additional online tools you can use to advance your job search. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a virtual career fair.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  2. First Impressions: Writing a Stand-Out Cover Letter

    Woman working at her laptopIf you're applying for a job, you're probably not the only person qualified for the position. How can you stand out among the competition before an employer even gets to meet you? One technique you can use to your advantage is to write an attention-grabbing cover letter. Check out these tips and tricks for writing a winning cover letter!

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  3. Be Your Own Boss with Ticket to Work

    Baker pulling bread out of the ovenThought about working for yourself? Need flexible hours and the freedom to work at your own pace? Have a passion to be an entrepreneur? If your answer is Yes!, then self-employment may be right for you. Social Security's Ticket to Work Program service providers are here to help, supporting you every step of the way, from business idea to financial independence.

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  4. Ready to Serve You!

    Military man and woman hold handMilitary service teaches a valuable set of skills that civilian employers are looking for, from leadership to time management. This Veterans Day the Ticket to Work Program thanks all those who served our country. And let those with disabilities know, that when they're ready to try working again, our service providers are ready to serve you.

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  5. Update: 2021 Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)

    Parents playing with childTo 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 1.3% increase for 2021 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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  6. Employers are Hiring! Attend a Virtual Career Fair

    Woman sitting at her computerVirtual job fairs give you the chance to engage with potential employers and learn about job openings from the comfort of your own home. This month we're exploring some additional online tools you can use to advance your job search. Jumpstart your career and make progress toward reaching your work goals by attending a virtual career fair.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  7. #ADAat30: Accessible Transportation: Get On the Road to Work

    Man standing in front of busWe're celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990! The ADA opens doors for people with disabilities trying to succeed in the workforce. Social Security's Ticket to Work Program is proud to recognize individuals who have found a path to employment, in part, thanks to the ADA.

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  8. A pathway back to work for people with End Stage Renal Disease

    Person at desk writingEnd stage renal disease (ESRD) affects over 700,000 people in the United States. For Ingrid, ESRD meant a new life focused on recovery and a schedule defined by treatments. But she didn't give up on the goal of one day returning to work. And when she was ready, Ticket to Work was there to support her and give her the training she needed for a new career and a returned sense of normal.

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    Categories: Ticket to Work
  9. Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month

    Collage of Angel and VilmarieWhile Social Security does not record a beneficiary's race nor ethnicity, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that at least 10% of all adults that receive Social Security benefits because of their disability are Hispanic. During Hispanic Heritage Month learn about Ticket to Work resources and read stories of real people, who achieved financial independence through work.

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    Categories: Events, Ticket to Work
  10. #NDEAM75: Increasing Access and Opportunity

    NDEAM logoThis year, NDEAM's theme is Increasing Awareness and Opportunity. Did you know there are organizations waiting to help you connect to job opportunities in your community or online? Learn how Social Security's Ticket to Work Program and service providers can provide the support you need to succeed in the workforce.

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    Categories: Events, Ticket to Work
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