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Reentering the Workforce After Disability

Work not only provides income, health insurance, and other benefits, it is also beneficial to our overall wellbeing. Opportunities to contribute to a greater cause, interact with others, improve self-esteem, and find greater life satisfaction are common drivers for reentering the workforce. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, you may want to transition back into the workforce, but ask yourself questions. How do I start? Where do I find support, training, and vocational rehabilitation services to help obtain and keep a job? Join us as we discuss the many options and support services available to you to help you overcome barriers and find successful employment. Gain guidance and direction through your initial questions of how and where to reenter the workforce. Feel the confidence to:

  • Identify the 5 types of employment services available for your job search
  • Choose an Employment Network or service to fit your needs
  • Map your strategy for the interview process
  • Develop a list of tools for your job search
  • Set your goals for returning to the workforce

Michael Sanders is the Director of Marketing and Communications for NTI, a non-profit focused on placing Americans with disabilities and disabled Veterans in call center, customer service, and IT help desk jobs that can be done from home. NTI partners with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies such as Amazon, Apple, IBM, and the IRS to build relationships and provide jobs to individuals with disabilities nationwide. Prior to his work at NTI, Sanders was the Manager of Training for Canon North America. In addition, he has developed eLearning programs for notable organizations as Brown Brothers Harriman, State Street Bank, and Computershare. His 20+ years of experience in advocacy and marketing strategy, along with his Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, have contributed to his success building NTI as the leader in placing Americans with Disabilities in the workplace.

Recorded on February 26, 2019

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