[Nfbnet-members-list] NFB Job Seekers Seminar
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NFB Job Seekers Seminar
Saturday June 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Rosetta Room, Atrium Mezzanine
8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Welcome, Introduction,
Agenda Review, and Announcements Employment
Committee Chair Dick Davis and others. (This
includes job vacancy announcements - let the
Chair know if you have one to make.)
8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Where The Blind Work. A
great database and mentoring resource for blind
career explorers and job seekers. Learn how to
use it and contribute to it. Presenter: Robert
Leslie Newman, President, NFB Writers Division
and Employment Committee Member.
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Is a federal job in your
future? Find out! Are federal jobs going
away? Not in your lifetime! An executive order
from President Obama sets ambitious federal
hiring goals for people with disabilities, and
one of them could be you. Moderator: Brenda
Mosby, MA, CRC, Vocational Specialist, Colorado
Center for the Blind. Participants: Dwight
Lewis, Supervisory Administrative Judge, U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC);
Melissa L. Speer, Regional Director for the
Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region, Office of
Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP),
Department of Labor; Gary Van Dorn, Installment
Agreement Examiner, Internal Revenue Service; and
Ronza Othmann, Equal Employment Opportunity
Specialist, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS.
11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. NFB Center Training Equals Jobs!
Learn how NFB Center training can give you the
skills, attitudes, and self-confidence to get the
job of your dreams. Presenters: Executive
Directors Shawn Mayo of BLIND, Inc., Julie Deden
of the Colorado Center for the Blind, and Pam
Allen of the Louisiana Center for the Blind.
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Good Jobs for Everyone
Including Blind People! Who says blind people
can't work in the mainstream? Not the Texas
Workforce Commission! Learn how many of the
state's jobs in demand are filled by blind
people. Find out how they do it, and how to use
your states workforce investment services to do
the same. Everyone stars in this
presentation! Presenters: Sal Adamski, Workforce
Improvement Director for Workforce Solutions for
Tarrant County, Tarrant County Workforce
Development Board; Tiffany Love, Program
Coordinator, Texas Workforce Commission; and Mick
Farmington, Business Specialist, Texas Workforce
Commission, Labor Market and Career Information department.
12:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Questions and Answers,
Announcements. Individual help and information
from committee members and presenters, job
vacancies, people looking for jobs.
1) Bethel Murphy and Susan Clark of the Louisiana
Center for the Blind Career Center will be
available throughout the seminar to provide
individual assistance to jobseekers, including
working on resumes, answering questions, and providing ideas and advice.
2) Job Exchange. Individuals who know of job
vacancies may announce them at the beginning and
end of the seminar, and between agenda
items. Jobseekers are welcome to bring resumes
and distribute them at the seminar. Please let
Dick, Bethel, or Susan know if you have something
to announce or distribute, and we will work you in.
3) We encourage networking between participants
and presenters. If you want to network with
someone at the seminar, including one of the
presenters, why not invite them to lunch? If
that won't work out, maybe they'll be willing to
stay after and talk with you. Most of the
presenters will have handouts. We'll tell you where they are.
4) We are recording the seminar, and the file
will be available for download from the NFB
website after the convention, thanks to Pete
Donahue, who volunteered his skills and
equipment. Check the NFB website,
<http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org, for more information.
5) To contact Dick Davis, Committee Chair, during
the convention, please call 612-719-0753. The
rest of the time, e-mail him at
<mailto:ddavis at blindinc.org>ddavis at blindinc.org,
<mailto:dickblind at gmail.com>dickblind at gmail.com,
or call him at 612-872-0100, Ext. 229.
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