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30-Day Placement Plan Tool - Finding and getting a job of choice can involve many steps. Breaking the job search down into a series of small, well-defined activities gives the job seeker a sense of empowerment over the direction of the job search and a sense of accomplishment when each task is completed. Further, the 30-Day plan is an effective way to track progress towards the overall goal of customized employment.
Big Sign Syndrome: The Job Developer's Small Business Advantage
By Cary Griffin & Dave Hammis, Griffin-Hammis Associates
Consider Klements Lane in Florence, Montana. Florence has about 1,000 residents and the author of this article, Cary Griffin, lives outside the town center on a two-mile long road with 24 mailboxes. On this road are at least 11 families supported by their small businesses. Not one of these enterprises is identified by a sign.
Now, this circumstance is certainly a ringing endorsement for the power of business enterprise in rural areas. But more than that, it should be a source of wonder and optimism for employment specialists and job developers everywhere. Small business in the U.S. creates more jobs than big industry, and of the estimated 20 million businesses in this country, only 14,000 have more than 500 employees. So, where are the jobs? Evidently, they are in these companies scattered throughout the urban, suburban, and rural communities of America.
As a program sponsored by U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), EARN would like to assist you in your placement needs by providing you with job postings from employers interested in recruiting people with disabilities. Together, we can leverage the strength of ODEP to work towards our shared goal of increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.