Through the Virtual Career Event organized by the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), participating companies are seeking talent with disabilities who have a minimum of two years of work experience in STEM, finance or business. Participating companies include: 3M, Amazon, Bank of America, Boston Scientific, Comcast NBC Universal, DuPont, Facebook, General Motors, Grainger, MasterCard, McKesson, Pacific Gas & Electric and TD Bank.
“Companies are realizing the untapped potential of talent with disabilities,” said Jill Houghton, president and CEO of USBLN. “Our goal is to close the unemployment rate of people with disabilities, and we can’t get there with business as usual. Innovative approaches like a virtual career event is what’s needed to reach the next generation of talent.”
Participating companies are specifically seeking talent with disabilities for the following open positions:
- Accountant, Payroll and Employee Benefits
- Business Systems Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Quality Engineering
- Senior Financial Analyst
- Senior Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Test Engineer
- Plus, many other positions in the STEM, finance and business fields.
Candidates who have at least two years of experience, and a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree, will be considered for participation in the Virtual Career Event. Early career and experienced candidates with disabilities are also encouraged to participate. To participate apply by April 5, 2018, at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018VirtualCareerEvent
The Virtual Career Event will take place on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 12 noon to 2:00pm Eastern Time. Updates can be found on the USBLN website or by hashtag search #RecruitDisabilityTalent.
The Virtual Career Event is organized with help from Bender Consulting Services and CareerEco. All that is required is reliable high-speed internet connection. Candidates will first apply to participate in the Virtual Career Event. Selected candidates will receive notice and will then formally register in the Virtual Career Event. From there, participating companies will invite candidates to virtual “informational meetings” to discuss the open position(s) and answer questions.