A recent study released by the RAND Corporation found that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit increased employment among veterans with disabilities by two percentage points in 2007 and 2008, or approximately 32,000 jobs each year.
Congress has enacted two more measures providing tax credits for hiring veterans, including a second expansion of the WOTC in 2009 and the VOW to Hire Heroes Act passed in November 2011. For the full study, click here.
ODEP Launches Web Page on Apprenticeship
ODEP's apprenticeship initiative aims to increase systems capacity to provide integrated inclusive apprenticeship training to youth and young adults with a full range of disabilities, including those with the most significant disabilities, and to utilize the increased flexibilities detailed in DOL's newly released apprenticeship regulations.
The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.
America's Heroes at Work WASHINGTON – America’s Heroes at Work, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), was launched today at the National Press Club by ODEP Assistant Secretary, Neil Romano, and VETS Assistant Secretary Chick Ciccolella. Located at http://www.americasheroesatwork.gov/, the site features common employer questions, success stories, downloadable fact sheets and practical information on implementing simple workplace supports to help those with TBI and PTSD achieve workplace success.