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CINCINNATI– (Oct. 1, 2020) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an observance tied to the Army’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. The theme, “Increasing Access and Opportunity,” promotes educating employees and hiring authorities about disability employment issues and celebrating the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.

“Emphasis should be on the point that people with disabilities are typically creative problem solvers; they must be able to navigate a world historically designed for people without disabilities,” noted Jennifer Sheehy, deputy assistant secretary, of the Army’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.

In 1945, Congress declared the first week of October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was dropped to include individuals with all types of disabilities. Congress expanded the week to a month in 1988 and changed the commemoration to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

This year marks not only the

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Mirroring National Jobs Data, US Technology Employment Mixed in September

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The latest data from the monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation report confirms a recovery that remains uneven and unpredictable. Mirroring this pattern, the #JobsReport shows a mix of good news in IT sector employment gains and disappointing news in IT occupation job losses, according to analysis by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the global technology industry and workforce.

The tech sector recorded its second consecutive month of employment growth, adding an estimated 12,900 net new workers in both technical and non-technical positions. The IT services and custom software development category led the way in job gains, with positive growth also coming in tech manufacturing and the information services category.

The industry’s employment growth was countered by an unexpected loss of 324,000 tech occupation jobs, which span all industry sectors across the economy. As always, caution should be

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Oregon Employment Department computer system hits another snag | Business

Oregon’s plans to replace the obsolete computer technology that runs its unemployment benefits system has suffered another setback, with a vendor who lost out on the selection process challenging the state’s choice.

The formal protest means the Oregon Employment Department must revisit its selection process, an additional step that will further delay the troubled replacement project. The state’s ongoing review of the employment department’s modernization project shows it was already in serious danger of going off track.

Oregon’s faulty computers are central to the state’s failure to promptly pay unemployment benefits to workers who lost their jobs or lost hours during the pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians waited for weeks or months through the heart of the pandemic for their payments.

The state has worked through much of its backlog now, paying out more than $4.4 billion in jobless benefits since the start March. Thousands are still waiting, though,

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Technical Education Leader’s Response To Pandemic And New Blended Training Model Lead To Employment For Graduates

PHOENIX, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the pandemic continues to deliver a colossal shock to the economy, with weekly unemployment claims increasing to 870,000 for the week ending September 19 and topping an unprecedented 700,000 each week for over six months, Universal Technical Institute‘s (NYSE: UTI) pandemic response plan and blended training model are delivering results, with graduates finding employment across the nation.

“In a time of extraordinary challenges, our students are completing their education and going to work,” said Jerome A. Grant, Chief Executive Officer. “The fact that there are good jobs waiting for our graduates speaks to industry’s urgent demand for skilled technicians and the quality of our industry-aligned education model.”

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated pre-pandemic there will be more than 110,000 job openings for automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians on average annually across the U.S.

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Changing employment law landscape aided by new legal tech

Posted Tue, September 22nd, 2020 12:00 pm by Tom Goldstein

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, ruling that the ban on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The decision produced a flood of strong reactions, both supportive and critical. All commentators, however, appeared to agree that the ruling would profoundly impact the field of employment law.

In light of the decision in Bostock, our sponsor, Casetext, announced earlier this summer that it would be offering free access to Title VII motions for litigators on its new Compose brief-writing platform. Today, Casetext announced another major tool in the field: the employment law Wage and Hour Collection with Compose.

I’ve written previously about the Compose platform’s promise to streamline brief writing for

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Oregon Employment Department picks company to update outdated technology

On some other day, picking a vendor to modernize its ancient computer system would be the biggest news from the Oregon Employment Department – and perhaps the state.

After all, the agency’s failure to upgrade its system – despite receiving $86 million to do so in 2009 – has underpinned many of its struggles delivering unemployment benefits to hundreds of thousands of people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Thursday, the agency announced it finally had a vendor: FAST Enterprises, a company that has built unemployment insurance systems for other states.

“After a year-long procurement process, the Employment Department is one step closer to completing our modernization program today,” acting director David Gerstenfeld said in a statement. “These improvements will allow us to more effectively serve unemployed Oregonians and improve security.”

Moments later, the department confirmed it was temporarily closing a major claims processing center in Wilsonville because of wildfire smoke,

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Startups Create 7-8X More Employment Compared With Listed Firms: Raman Roy

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Innovative startups create employment and contribute to economic growth globally. The Indian startup ecosystem creates seven-eight times more jobs compared with what listed companies create. And, of course, some startups end up being listed in the due course of time.

During a virtual conference organized by Entrepreneur India, Raman Roy, chairman and managing director, Quatrro, talked about the power of startups and contribution of entrepreneurial ventures in generating employment opportunities.

Roy shared a startup, Spectramind, which he ran earlier hired over 100 people in a day. He also added 30-40 people were also being lost due to attrition. However, he believes startups create new-age jobs further focusing on the capability of people to experiment with modern technologies. In addition, these startups create foundation for what can

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