Yesterday saw the close of the NISH Northwest and Pacific West Joint NCWC Conference right here in our hometown of Portland, Oregon. It was exciting to have the opportunity to share thoughts and strategies on increasing the employment of people with disabilities with other not-for-profit organizations working towards the same end.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will host a disability underemployment symposium in Seattle next week (August 6 & 7).
Matt and Ceili are part of the Food & Nutrition Services team at Providence Health & Services in Portland, OR, a department responsible for preparing more than 3,000 meals each day and over one million meals annually for patients and guests of the Medical Center.
This post is written by Kylie Foster, Public Relations Support Specialist at Portland Habilitation Center (PHC) NW. PHC Northwest has provided nearly 60 years of broad-based educational, training and job opportunities for thousands of people with developmental, physical and mental disabilities.
We’ve formed a new partnership with Albertina Kerr Centers, Port City Development Center, and Bethesda Lutheran Communities to expand the nationally-acclaimed Project SEARCH program in the Portland metro area. Our four organizations will combine resources to work together with large local businesses to improve employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
On the heels of a U.S Labor Department effort to encourage federal contractors to hire a minimum number of disabled workers or face penalty, the Wall Street Journal reported that a number of companies have “flooded the department with complaints that the rule amounts to a first-ever government quota for hiring disabled workers that woul