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AbilityLinks hosted a virtual job fair Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Employers can still view job fair resumes and jobseekers can take a look at jobs posted especially for the job fair! Register/Login.

About Us imageAbilityLinks is a nationwide, web-based community of qualified job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers.

Job seekers who want to voluntarily disclose having a disability use AbilityLinks to post resumes and apply for jobs. No information about disability type is asked.

Employers seeking qualified candidates with disabilities use AbilityLinks to post jobs and search resumes. Skilled AbilityLinks Information and Referral Counselors, that happen to have a disability, provide a caring human touch. Read more or contact us today!

• Offered job during an instant messenger interview, often Yahoo Messenger. Jobs ARE NOT offered during online interviews or by email. Email subject line may say JOB OFFER or JOB INTERVIEW!
• Scammers use personal email accounts like @yahoo.com, @gmail.com. Real business email addresses END with the company name like @starbucks.com, @walmart.com.
• Offered money, a check, direct deposit or something that sounds valuable and asked for bank account/personal information. NEVER give bank account, personal information or money to anyone you don't know.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is not true. Read more tips. Read How to Tell if a Job is a Scam.

By Bill O'Connor

Janice Duvall

Rappelling a 27 story building (to raise money for charity) is not something that most people would want to do! Why did you do it?

"It’s about conquering mountains one step at a time. The most rewarding of my life’s challenges is participation in fund raising events such as the annual Sky Rise events in downtown Chicago, where I have stair climbed the AON and Willis Towers.

I now have added Skyline Plunge, rappelling the Wit Hotel Chicago to my list. Skyline Plunge is an urban repelling  challenge where I descended the building's 27 stories!", said Janice DuVall, AbilityLinks Information and Referral Counselor. Read more.

Scott Hoesman

Scott Hoesman

In partnership with ADA 25 Chicago, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital recently hosted a Business Leaders Breakfast to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities. 

Panel  members Francisco Alvarado, Pat Maher, Bill Bogdan, Mike Cabin, and moderator, Scott Hoesman, InQuest Consulting engaged the audience by sharing practical tips and strategies to increase disability inclusion, especially in the workplace.

For Schedule A consideration, USAJOBS, nationwide
For all Illinois State Employment, Work 4 Illinois, varied location
Thresholds, Residental Support Specialist, Chicago, IL
NAMI CHICAGO, Outreach Worker, Chicago, IL
VWR International, Part Time Material Handler, Batavia, IL 
KPMG, Windows Systems Administrator II, Chicago, IL
The Salvation Army, Administrative Assistant, Territorial Web Developer
Des Plaines, IL
The Chicago Lighthouse, U.I. Health Customer CARE Center, Call Center Supervisor, Trainer/Quality Assurance Specialist, Customer Care Representative, Chicago, IL
The Chicago Lighthouse Illinois Tollway Call Center agents, Chicago, IL
Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, Admissions Associate, Brookfield, IL
Work From Home
Employment Options, Inc. Work @ Home Agents- 47 States -SSDI/SSI Recipient
Pearl Interactive Network, Inc., Customer Service Representive, Virtual Document Specialist, Work From Home
Project STARFISH, free business skills training, any location,
ITKAN, Looking for Talent and Passion in IT, Chicago, IL
Student Internships
State of Illinois, Internship Opportunities with Illinois State Government






By Bill O'Connor
Donka Inc., based in Wheaton, IL., is a non-profit organization that provides computer training and job readiness services to persons with physical, visual and limited learning disabilities. Through use of computers and assistive technology, persons with disabilities become more self-sufficient and independent members of the community. Read more.

Recognizing and Managing Interview Bias
While bias is intrinsic to human nature, organizations and interviewers should seek to understand bias, how it relates to disability, and how it can be addressed.

Not only to reduce the risk of litigation or noncompliance with regulations, a level playing field for jobseekers with disabilities contributes to the diversity that companies today recognize as a strategic imperative.

Project Implicit, based at Harvard University, offers a free, online assessment for individuals, called The Implicit Association Read More.


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