The Choose Work Blog is an open forum on the Ticket to Work program and issues related to disability employment.

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  1. From Mentor to Parent: A Father's Story

    Jun 18, 2018

    Image of Ollie with his three sonsCelebrate Father's Day by meeting Ollie Cantos and learning about his relationship with his 3 sons who, like Ollie, are blind. Ollie shares his experience with his own parents growing up and offers his advice for parents of kids with disabilities.

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    Categories: Events, Young Adults
  2. You Asked, We Answer! Working for the Federal Government

    Jun 11, 2018

    Graphic of Ben wearing a FED badge and smilingIn our May WISE webinar, Commissioner Chai Feldblum of the U.S. EEOC talked about paths to federal employment for people with disabilities and discrimination. Find answers to top questions asked during the webinar and find out how you can pursue work in the federal government.

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  3. Employee Wellbeing Month: 7 Tips for Managing Your Physical Wellbeing at Work

    Jun 7, 2018

    Image of an orange on a keyboardJune is Employee Wellbeing Month, making it a great time to learn how you can find a work-life balance and manage your physical health as you transition to the workplace. Our 7 tips may help you make small changes to keep track of your nutrition and fitness to maintain your help.

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  4. Attend a Career Fair in June

    Jun 4, 2018

    Image of a woman at a desk working on a laptopCheck out a career fair in June to connect with employers, learn more about an industry or specific company and discover job openings that may be a good fit for you.

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    Categories: Events, Find A Job
  5. Do You Know What Kind of Job You Want?

    May 31, 2018

    Image of a cup of coffee, a pen, and a napkin with My Goals written in the center and several empty bubbles coming out of itIf you've made the choice to find work and aren't sure what type of job you'd like, you can start with today's blog post! Learn what questions you can ask yourself what type of work you'd like to pursue and check out resources that may match your skills with career options.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  6. Extended Period of Eligibility

    May 23, 2018

    Icon of a 36-months calendar for EPELearn more about the Extended Period of Eligibility (EPE), a Work Incentive that serves as a safety net for 36 months. Find out how during your EPE, you may be due your cash benefits during months when you don't make SGA.

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  7. Mental Health Awareness Month: Body and Mind

    May 21, 2018

    Image reading "May is Mental Health Month 2018 #4mind4body"During Mental Health Awareness Month, we encourage you to find resources that help you focus on your physical and mental health. Learn about the #4Mind4Body Challenge and join the event to make small changes every day.

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    Categories: Events
  8. WISE Spotlight: Commissioner Chai Feldblum of the EEOC

    May 17, 2018

    Image of Ben smiling and wearing a Fed badgeMeet this month's WISE guest presenter! Commissioner Chai Feldblum of the EEOC will join us to discuss federal employment paths for people with disabilities and what to do if you have experienced discrimination.

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    Categories: Government Programs
  9. Social Media and Your Job Search

    May 14, 2018

    Image of apps on a screenFind tips for building and maintaining a social media presence that shows your best side for potential employers. Plus find tips on using social media to help you during your job search.

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    Categories: Find A Job
  10. Happy Mother's Day!

    May 10, 2018

    Happy mothers dayIn celebration of Mother's Day, today's blog post highlights Ticket to Work success stories about moms with disabilities. Plus, find tips that may help moms who are pursuing employment goals.

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    Categories: Events