A virtual job fair for people with disabilities, hosted by job opportunity network AbilityLinks.org, will take place on October 12.

All persons with disabilities, as well as employers who value disability diversity, are invited to participate in the no-cost job fair, which is being held as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

During the job fair, 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 résumé, tailoring them to specific areas of interest, and submit their résumés directly to employers. Job seekers and employers will also have the opportunity to connect in live chat sessions, according to a media release from AbilityLinks.

AbilityLinks.com as well as the available jobs will be accessible at any time of the day during the fair. However, a schedule will be posted of the times that specific employers will be able to chat with job seekers.

Job seekers who register ahead of time will receive a list of participating employers with links to their career opportunities websites, as well as their chat schedules, the release continues.

“As of August 2016, only about 20% of people with disabilities reported being employed, compared to nearly 70% of people without disabilities,” says Ken Skord, program director, AbilityLinks, in the release. “Employers and federal contractors can positively impact this rate by participating in our virtual job fairs and networking with this talented workforce.”

AbilityLinks is a free, nationwide program from Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital that matches qualified employees with disabilities to employers who embrace diversity. For more information and to register for the virtual job fair, visit AbilityLinks.

[Source(s): AbilityLinks, PR Newswire]