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AbilityLinks.org to Host Virtual Job Fair
Jun 04, 2010 (11:06 AM EDT)
WHEATON, Ill., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AbilityLinks.org, the job opportunity website for persons with disabilities and inclusive employers, will be hosting a week-long virtual job fair June 21 - 25.
This week-long online recruiting event will be accessible 24 hours a day and is free to both job seekers and employers. Opportunities are available for employers to become Featured Employers or for non-exhibiting companies to sponsor the event. Further information is available online.
Exhibiting employers will receive a virtual booth, company profile page and unlimited job postings with links to their preferred online application page. Job seekers will be able to post various styles of their resume, tailoring them to specific areas of interest and submit their resumes directly to employers. Job seekers and employers will also have the opportunity to participate in live chat sessions. Because the career fair is online, it's convenient for both employers and job seekers to attend by eliminating any costs, hardships and additional time associated with traveling to in-person job fairs.
"Our commitment to persons with disabilities goes beyond physical rehabilitation and education," notes Kathleen Yosko, President and CEO of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and AbilityLinks Steering Committee Co-Chair. "Access to meaningful job opportunities is beneficial for everyone. That's why I am excited about this year's event. I believe we can build off of the great turnout from last fall and connect individuals with disabilities with businesses who have open positions to fill."
AbilityLinks also offers a mentoring program which connects job seekers with an established working professional for input and encouragement in their job search. Job seekers and employers that are interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the AbilityLinks job fair may register by clicking on the Virtual Job Fair link on www.abilitylinks.org.
Every day, thousands of individuals join America's fastest growing labor pool - Persons with Disabilities. AbilityLinks, a free, nationwide program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, works each day to match qualified individuals to employers that embrace diversity. They have assisted over 200 of these individuals with finding employment since 2001. Embrace diversity. Employ persons with disabilities.