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  1. 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
  2. #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
  3. Attend a Virtual Career Fair and Discover Additional Resources

    Now Hiring 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
  4. Finding Your Own Opportunities Through Volunteering

    People gardeningThe Ticket to Work Program supports all kinds of career development. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community while helping you better prepare for your job hunt and the workforce. Volunteer work can also help build important skills and relationships that help you land the job that best suits you.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  5. Connecting Your Community to Ticket to Work

    Two women talking at a table with a laptopIf you work with people who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and are ages 18 through 64, they may be eligible to receive help from Social Security's Ticket to Work Program. Learn about the Ticket Program and how you can help people find the free services available to help them on their journey to employment and financial independence.

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  6. Get Ready! Preparing for and Attending a Virtual Career Fair

    Person typing at her laptopAttending a virtual career fair allows you to interact with employers and learn about job opportunities that meet your experience, skills and goals. Virtual career fairs bring all the benefits of a traditional in-person fair without having to leave the comfort of your home. Learn how to better prepare for a virtual career fair so you stand out in the crowd.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  7. September 11: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

    Poster for the Volunteer on #911DayFollowing the events of September 11, 2001, Americans came together to lift each other up, help communities heal and make our country stronger. Every community has needs, large and small. September 11 and the surrounding days are an opportunity to make a commitment to address those needs and support your neighbors by volunteering.

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    Categories: Ticket to Work
  8. Attend a Virtual Career Fair and Discover Additional Resources

    Now Hiring 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
  9. It’s Never Too Late to Make a Fresh Start

    Man working in factorySometimes the best way to return to work is with a career change. It's never too late to start something new. This blog shares how being a mature job seeker might mean you have the skills an employer is looking for.

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  10. Thinking about a Career Change?

    Laptop, pens, notepad, magnifier, and a coffee on a deskThinking about a career change? Often, people who leave the workforce due to a disability find that they no longer can perform the job or work in the career they once had. For some, choosing a different path to work is the answer. Here are some questions to ask yourself before making the transition to a new career, including how Ticket to Work can help you!

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    Categories: Ticket to Work
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