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  1. Have you ever thought about working for the government?

    Man at desk working and writingWant to work in the government? Ticket program service providers can help you connect with job search resources and special hiring programs for individuals with disabilities. With their specialized job placement expertise, they can help you explore federal employment through Schedule A and employment options with federal contractors available through Section 503.

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  2. Why Should I Consider an Apprenticeship?

    Man operating circular sawMany people explore apprenticeships as a path to work. Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction to prepare workers for highly-skilled careers. Workers benefit from apprenticeships by receiving a skills-based education that prepares them for good-paying jobs. Learn how an apprenticeship can help you advance in your career.

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  3. Service Animals in the Workplace: Part 1

    DogThe ADA requires employers to provide "reasonable accommodations" for employees with disabilities, which simply means they have to consider doing things differently so individuals with disabilities can work. Does this include service animals? Linda Carter Batiste, J.D., from the Job Accommodation Network, answers questions about service animals in the workplace.

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  4. Attend a Career Fair in March

    Woman sitting at her computerSetting goals 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 March.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  5. What Will You Do with Your Extra Day? 5 Leap Day Tips

    Smiling man in red sweatshirtWish there was more time to plan for the next step in your job search? Leap year is a great opportunity to make progress on your journey to financial independence! Take advantage of this extra day to create a job search strategy. Make a leap with your employment goals and use these tips to move towards financial independence through work.

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  6. Choosing a Service Provider That's Right for You

    Ben scratching his head and looking at the different service providers signsTicket to Work service providers offer free resources and employment supports to help job seekers who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI or SSI) succeed in the workplace. These service providers can become your "Employment Team," ready to support you on your path to work. Learn how a service provider can help you work towards financial independence!

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  7. Find a Job! New resource now available

    Student at her laptopLooking for work on your own can be hard. Our new Find a Job webpage lists multiple organizations that host job boards, as well as those that provide services such as career resources, job fair information and resume services. This resource also suggests connecting with a Ticket to Work service provider for more comprehensive support as you search for work.

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  8. Ticket at 20: Spotlight on Peter

    Picture of Peter smilingAfter receiving a kidney transplant, Peter connected with a Ticket to Work service provider, called an Employment Network (EN), who helped him turn his hobby into a career. With the help of his EN, Peter developed an Individual Work Plan (IWP) to reach his employment goals. Find out how he achieved a career doing work he loves and gained financial independence.

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  9. 4 Tips to Avoid Job Search Groundhog Day

    GroundhogDoes looking for a job make you feel like you're stuck in the movie Groundhog Day where every day was the same as the day before? Searching and applying for jobs can be frustrating if you're not getting the results you want. To keep working towards your goal without getting discouraged, try some of these tips if you think you're in a rut.

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  10. Be On the Lookout for Fake Social Security Calls

    Hands holding and using a cellphoneSocial Security phone scams are the #1 type of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission and Social Security. Don't be fooled by phone scammers pretending to be government employees! Find out what you can do to protect your personal information and learn what to do if you receive a suspicious call from someone pretending to be from Social Security.

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    Categories: Government Programs
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