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Customized Employment: Applying Practical Solutions For Employment Success (Volume 1), National Center On Workforce And Disability/Adult Dec 2006

Customized Employment: Applying Practical Solutions For Employment Success (Volume 1), National Center On Workforce And Disability/Adult

GLADNET Collection

[Excerpt] The Customized Employment process is a flexible blend of strategies, services, and supports designed to increase employment options for job seekers with complex needs through voluntary negotiation of the employment relationship with an employer. The job seeker is the primary source of information and drives the process. The Customized Employment process begins with an exploration phase, which lays the foundation for employment planning. Planning results in a blueprint for the job search where an employment relationship is negotiated to meet the needs of both the job seeker and the employer.


Guideposts For Success, National Center On Workforce And Disability/Youth Dec 2006

Guideposts For Success, National Center On Workforce And Disability/Youth

GLADNET Collection

[Excerpt] he transition from youth to adulthood is challenging for almost every young person. This is particularly true for young people with disabilities. Yet, it is in those critical transition-age years that a young person’s future can be determined. Part of a successful future includes finding and keeping work. The total employment rate is projected to increase by 15% in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Employment in occupations that generally require a college degree or other postsecondary credential is projected to grow much faster than other jobs across all occupations. Jobs requiring work-related training will still account ...


Telemarketing: Five Industry Centers, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Dec 2006

Telemarketing: Five Industry Centers, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] In March 2006, the 4,789 business establishments classified as telemarketing bureaus (NAICS 561422) employed 337,662 workers. Weekly wages in the industry averaged $527 and workers’ average annual pay was $24,966. The five counties with the greatest number of telemarketing employees supply a little over 11 percent of the total number of workers in the industry with a combined total of 38,620.

With 10,175 telemarketers accounting for 1.8 percent of its total employment, Bexar County, Texas, which contains San Antonio, tops the list. The telemarketing employees earn an average of $653 per week, more ...


China Employment Law Update - December 2006, Baker & Mckenzie Dec 2006

China Employment Law Update - December 2006, Baker & Mckenzie

Law Firms

An update in ongoing developments regarding labor relations and employment in China.


2006 Labour Overview: Latin America And The Caribbean, International Labour Office, Regional Office For Latin America And The Caribbean Dec 2006

2006 Labour Overview: Latin America And The Caribbean, International Labour Office, Regional Office For Latin America And The Caribbean

International Publications

[Excerpt] In summary, this edition of Labour Overview demonstrates that Latin American and Caribbean countries have made progress in improving key economic and labour indicators in 2006, although they are still far from reaching the goal of well being and equality. These advances require economic and social policies to generate more decent work.

Social actors are committed to this ILO strategy. More so than in the past, there are reasons to address with optimism the enormous social and labour gaps hindering the region’s development.


Eeoc V. Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon Nov 2006

Eeoc V. Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon

Consent Decrees

No abstract provided.


Faculty Employment And R&D Expenditures At Research Universities, Liang Zhang, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Nov 2006

Faculty Employment And R&D Expenditures At Research Universities, Liang Zhang, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Working Papers

This study uses panel data to examine the relationship between faculty employment and external R&D expenditures at research and doctoral institutions over a 15-year period of time. Not surprisingly, full-time faculty that are tenured or on tenure-tracks is the main category of faculty that generates external R&D funding. On the other hand, our results suggest that an increasing usage of part-time faculty, holding constant the institution’s full-time faculty size boosts an institution’s external R&D expenditures, probably through reducing teaching responsibilities for the full-time faculty. Increases in graduate student enrollments are associated with increases in external ...


China Employment Law Update - October 2006, Baker & Mckenzie Oct 2006

China Employment Law Update - October 2006, Baker & Mckenzie

Law Firms

An update in ongoing developments regarding labor relations and employment in China.


Employment In Europe 2006, European Commission Oct 2006

Employment In Europe 2006, European Commission

International Publications

[Excerpt] The eighteenth edition of the Employment in Europe report is published at a moment when employment performance in the EU appears to be picking up. Nevertheless, progress over recent years towards the Lisbon and Stockholm employment rate targets for 2010, although encouraging with respect to women and older workers, remains insufficient overall and greater efforts are needed to provide the right impetus for further improvement. This is why, at the Spring 2006 European Council, Heads of State and Government reiterated the need for more effective and comprehensive implementation of the European Employment Strategy, particularly by emphasising a number of ...


Employment In Europe 2006: Statistical Annex, European Commission Oct 2006

Employment In Europe 2006: Statistical Annex, European Commission

International Publications

Statistical annex to accompany Employment in Europe 2006, including macro economic indicators, key employment indicators, and data sources and definitions.


Supported Employment: A Best Practice For People With Psychiatric Disabilities, Bonnie O'Day, Judith A. Cook Sep 2006

Supported Employment: A Best Practice For People With Psychiatric Disabilities, Bonnie O'Day, Judith A. Cook

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

Over the past several decades, research from a variety of fields has presented powerful evidence of the importance of employment to people with psychiatric disabilities. Many of these people want to work and can successfully participate in the labor market in a variety of competitive jobs. Researchers have also shown how employment can alleviate poverty, reduce hospitalization, and improve quality of life. Society also benefits through taxes paid by workers, goods and services they purchase, and reductions in entitlements and the overall cost of care. However, the 1997 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) reports employment rates for people with a ...


Social Security Programs Throughout The World: Europe, 2006, U.S. Social Security Administration Sep 2006

Social Security Programs Throughout The World: Europe, 2006, U.S. Social Security Administration

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This first issue in the current four-volume series of Social Security Programs Throughout the World reports on the countries of Europe. The combined findings of this series, which also includes volumes on Asia and the Pacific, Africa, and the Americas, are published at 6-month intervals over a 2-year period. Each volume highlights features of social security programs in the particular region.

This guide serves as an overview of programs in all regions. A few political jurisdictions have been excluded because they have no social security system or have issued no information regarding their social security legislation. In the absence ...


Highlights Of Women's Earnings In 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Sep 2006

Highlights Of Women's Earnings In 2005, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This report presents earnings data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information on earnings is collected from onefourth of the CPS sample each month. Users should note that the comparisons of earnings in this report are on a broad level and do not control for many factors that can be significant in explaining earnings differences. For a detailed description of the source of the data and an explanation of the concepts and ...


Women In The Labor Force: A Databook, Bureau Of Labor Statistics Sep 2006

Women In The Labor Force: A Databook, Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] This report presents historical and current labor force and earnings data for women and men from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unless otherwise noted, data are annual averages from the CPS. For a detailed description of the source of the data and an explanation of concepts and definitions used, see the Technical Note at the end of this report.


Income Of The Aged Chartbook, 2004, Social Security Administration Sep 2006

Income Of The Aged Chartbook, 2004, Social Security Administration

Federal Publications

This biennial companion to Income of the Population 55 or Older highlights selected data in charts and tables that are easy to understand. The charts focus on the receipt and shares of income from Social Security, pensions, assets, earnings, and public assistance, effectively illustrating the Social Security program's pivotal role in the economic security of the aged.


A Guide To Disability Statistics From The Current Population Survey - Annual Social And Economic Supplement (March Cps), Richard V. Burkhauser, Andrew J. Houtenville Sep 2006

A Guide To Disability Statistics From The Current Population Survey - Annual Social And Economic Supplement (March Cps), Richard V. Burkhauser, Andrew J. Houtenville

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

This guide to the Current Population Survey-Annual Social and Economic Supplement (March CPS) reports the prevalence of working-age people with disabilities and the employment and economic well being of this population. It compares these finding with other data sets using the ICF classification system. The comparative advantage of the CPS over alternative data sets is that it alone provides a consistent measure of the working-age population with disabilities from 1980 to the present. This guide discusses both the value and limitations of CPS data for policy makers, researchers and other individuals interested in capturing the size and socio-economic characteristics of ...


How Postsecondary Education Improves Adult Outcomes For Supplemental Security Income Children With Severe Hearing Impairments, Robert R. Weathers Ii, Gerard Walter, Sara Schley, John Hennessey, Jeffrey Hemmeter, Richard V. Burkhauser Aug 2006

How Postsecondary Education Improves Adult Outcomes For Supplemental Security Income Children With Severe Hearing Impairments, Robert R. Weathers Ii, Gerard Walter, Sara Schley, John Hennessey, Jeffrey Hemmeter, Richard V. Burkhauser

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

This is a case study of SSI children who apply for postsecondary education at the National Technical Institute of the Deaf (NTID) within the Rochester Institute of Technology. We estimate the likelihood that an SSI child will graduate from NTID relative to other hearing impaired NTID applicants and estimate the influence of graduation from NTID on participation in the SSI adult program and later success in the labor market. To do so we create a unique longitudinal administrative records data set (n=5,638) based on administrative records from NTID linked to Social Security Administration (SSA) microdata. We find that ...


Long-Term Poverty And Disability Among Working-Age Adults: Research Brief, Peiyun She, Gina A. Livermore Aug 2006

Long-Term Poverty And Disability Among Working-Age Adults: Research Brief, Peiyun She, Gina A. Livermore

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

We use longitudinal data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) spanning the 1996 to 1999 period to estimate the prevalence of short and long-term poverty among working-age people with and without disabilities. Several alternative measures of disability are used, including measures of long-term disability. Depending on the disability measure used, annual poverty rates are two to five times higher among working-age people with disabilities compared to their counterparts without disabilities, with poverty rates highest among those with more severe and longer-term disabilities -- 1997 annual poverty rates ranged from 10 to 32 percent among people with disabilities, compared ...


Breaking New Ground In Italy, Baker & Mckenzie Aug 2006

Breaking New Ground In Italy, Baker & Mckenzie

Law Firms

[Excerpt] The purpose of this booklet is to provide, in summary form, a general understanding of Italian Labour Law and immigration rules. It is not intended to be a comprehensive analysis but, rather, it highlights the most important provisions in these fields. The law is stated as at August 1, 2006.


Breaking New Ground In Germany: Work Visa And Labour Law Aspects, Baker & Mckenzie Jul 2006

Breaking New Ground In Germany: Work Visa And Labour Law Aspects, Baker & Mckenzie

Law Firms

[Excerpt] The purpose of this booklet is to provide a summary of the laws and procedures applicable to anyone who enters Germany and takes up employment. It does not explore all issues in detail.The law is correct as of April 1, 2006.


Dismantling The Poverty Trap: Disability Policy For The Twenty-First Century, David C. Stapleton, Bonnie L. O'Day, Gina A. Livermore, Andrew J. Imparato Jul 2006

Dismantling The Poverty Trap: Disability Policy For The Twenty-First Century, David C. Stapleton, Bonnie L. O'Day, Gina A. Livermore, Andrew J. Imparato

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

Working-age people with disabilities are much more likely than people without disabilities to live in poverty and not be employed or have shared in the economic prosperity of the late 1990s. Today’s disability policies, which remain rooted in paternalism, create a “poverty trap” that recent reforms have not resolved. This discouraging situation will continue unless broad, systemic reforms promoting economic self-sufficiency are implemented, in line with more modern thinking about disability. Indeed, the implementation of such reforms may be the only way to protect people with disabilities from the probable loss of benefits if the federal government cuts funding ...


Policy And Practice Brief: Fifteen Years Along The Bumpy Road To Self Support; The Case Of Larry Wellman And Benefits Planning Along The Way, James R. Sheldon Jun 2006

Policy And Practice Brief: Fifteen Years Along The Bumpy Road To Self Support; The Case Of Larry Wellman And Benefits Planning Along The Way, James R. Sheldon

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

This brief presents a fifteen year case study reflecting on one person’s lifelong pursuit of quality employment. Reviewed along the way are actual events, supports the individual received and guidance and information presented to assist the person in making informed choices and connecting to critical resources needed to support employment.


Participation In Programs Designed To Improve Employment Outcomes For Persons With Psychiatric Disabilities: Evidence From The New York Works Demonstration Project, S. Antonio Ruiz-Quintanilla, Robert R. Weathers Ii, Valerie Melburg, Kimberly Campbell, Nawaf Madi Jun 2006

Participation In Programs Designed To Improve Employment Outcomes For Persons With Psychiatric Disabilities: Evidence From The New York Works Demonstration Project, S. Antonio Ruiz-Quintanilla, Robert R. Weathers Ii, Valerie Melburg, Kimberly Campbell, Nawaf Madi

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

The New York WORKS demonstration project was designed to improve employment outcomes for persons with psychiatric disabilities receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability payments. This article shows how the individual characteristics of participants were related to outcomes at each stage of the multistage recruitment process used in the project and how those characteristics contributed to enrollment. The findings are important to program administrators who are interested in ensuring that SSI recipients receive equal access to employment-related services and who want to improve recruitment strategies for future demonstration projects. The New York WORKS recruitment process used administrative records from the Social ...


Seventy-First Annual Report Of The National Labor Relations Board For The Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2006, National Labor Relations Board Jun 2006

Seventy-First Annual Report Of The National Labor Relations Board For The Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2006, National Labor Relations Board

Federal Publications

No abstract provided.


Disability Employment 101, U.S. Department Of Education Jun 2006

Disability Employment 101, U.S. Department Of Education

GLADNET Collection

[Excerpt] Employers face workforce challenges daily, and the forecast of labor market shortages is not getting any brighter. The 2005 survey report, Cost and Effectiveness of Accommodations in the Workplace: Preliminary Results of a Nationwide Study, conducted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), reveals that workforce development and retention of workers at all skill levels are two of the major issues facing small and large businesses today. Moreover, a 2003 Aspen Institute report projects a critical shortage of workers over the next ...


Promoting The Employability And Employment Of People With Disabilities Through Effective Legislation (Southern Africa), Ilo/Irish Aid Jun 2006

Promoting The Employability And Employment Of People With Disabilities Through Effective Legislation (Southern Africa), Ilo/Irish Aid

GLADNET Collection

Many countries throughout the world have, in recent years, adopted policies aiming to promote the rights of people with disabilities to full and equal participation in society. This has often been in response to the ILO Convention No. 159 concerning Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons (1983). Policy on employment opportunities for people with disabilities is frequently supported by legislation and implementation strategies as essential tools to promote integration and social inclusion.

Some countries in Africa have made progress in introducing disability-related legislation, but many of these laws have not yet been implemented. In other African countries, existing national ...


Zambia Country Profile: Promoting The Employability And Employment Of People With Disabilities Through Effective Legislation (Southern Africa), Ilo/Irish Aid Jun 2006

Zambia Country Profile: Promoting The Employability And Employment Of People With Disabilities Through Effective Legislation (Southern Africa), Ilo/Irish Aid

GLADNET Collection

In recent years, many countries have adopted policies aiming to promote the rights of people with disabilities to full and equal participation in society. In Africa, some countries have made progress in introducing disability-related legislation, but many of these laws have not yet been implemented, and in others, existing national laws need to be reviewed in order to achieve equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities.

The country study for Zambia is part of an ILO project, “Promoting the employability and employment of people with disabilities through effective legislation”. The first phase of the programme (2001-2004) aimed at enhancing ...


Individual Country Profile: South Africa - Promoting The Employability And Employment Of People With Disabilities Through Effective Legislation (Southern Africa), Ilo/Irish Aid Jun 2006

Individual Country Profile: South Africa - Promoting The Employability And Employment Of People With Disabilities Through Effective Legislation (Southern Africa), Ilo/Irish Aid

GLADNET Collection

In recent years, many countries have adopted policies aiming to promote the rights of people with disabilities to full and equal participation in society. In Africa, some countries have made progress in introducing disability-related legislation, but many of these laws have not yet been implemented, and in others, existing national laws need to be reviewed in order to achieve equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities.

The country study for Zambia is part of an ILO project, “Promoting the employability and employment of people with disabilities through effective legislation”. The first phase of the programme (2001-2004) aimed at enhancing ...


Projections Of Net Migration To The United States, David A. Brauer Jun 2006

Projections Of Net Migration To The United States, David A. Brauer

Federal Publications

[Excerpt] Immigration projections are subject to a large degree of uncertainty even in the near term. In fact, the two agencies' projections for net migration in 2010 range, under plausible alternative assumptions, from as low as 150,000 to more than 1.5 million people. Analysis of historical data implies an 80 percent probability that over the next decade, net migration will average between about 500,000 and 1.5 million people annually, with the range of possible outcomes narrowing somewhat over a longer horizon. This paper examines the projection methodologies and outlines the most recent projections of the Social ...


Employment In Low-Income Countries: Beyond Labor Market Segmentation?, Gary S. Fields Jun 2006

Employment In Low-Income Countries: Beyond Labor Market Segmentation?, Gary S. Fields

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Throughout the world, there are fundamentally two, and only two, ways that people can escape from poverty. One is by earning their way out of poverty. The other is by receiving socially-provided goods and services that lift them out of poverty. Even with multilateral and bilateral assistance, low-income countries are too poor to be able to make a significant dent in poverty by the social services route alone. This means that creating more and better earning opportunities for the poor is the only other option available.

In policy discussions, two mistakes are often made. One is to assume that ...