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nTIDE Lunch & Learn Series

Upcoming nTIDE Lunch & Learn


Season 3 - Episode #12 - 12/7/2018

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Please join us for 11th episode of our third season of the nTIDE Lunch & Learn Series.

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Most Recent nTIDE Lunch & Learn


Season 3 - Episode #11 - 11/2/2018

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The key economic indicators for Americans with disabilities continued to rise, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). More than 50 million people in the U.S. have disabilities, comprising the nation’s largest minority. As Veterans Day approaches, we focus attention on this group and its unique challenges to finding employment. Through vocational rehabilitation research, new approaches are being developed to help veterans with disabilities contribute their talent and experience to our communities and the greater economy by re-establishing themselves in the workplace.


 

Past nTIDE Lunch & Learns


Season 3 - Episode #10 - 10/5/2018

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The key economic indicators for Americans with disabilities resumed their upward trend, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Each October, the US Department of Labor celebrates the contributions of Americans with disabilities to the labor force that drives our nation’s economy. 


Season 3 - Episode #9 - 9/7/2018

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The employment of Americans with disabilities returned to a positive trend after two down months, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This reversal may reestablish the extended upward trend in their job numbers that began in early 2016.


Season 3 - Episode #8 - 8/3/2018

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Job numbers declined again for Americans with Disabilities last month, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Despite the second month of downturns, experts remain optimistic about future job gains as the labor market continues to tighten. Accommodations are an important factor in the successful hiring of people with disabilities, and in the retention of employees who develop new disabilities. Employers that are open to providing accommodations and have the capability to provide them, will have greater success in meeting their need for staffing.

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Season 3 - Episode #7 - 7/6/2018

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A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). As we observe the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), this is a fitting time to reflect on the progress that has been made toward ensuring equal access to employment for people with disability in American society. Kessler Foundation has released a white paper detailing the factors underlying the success of its funding initiatives aimed at increasing the participation of people with disabilities in the workplace.


Season 3 - Episode #6 - 6/1/2018

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Job gains continued for Americans with disabilities in May, although fewer were looking for work, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). While greater numbers of people with disabilities have entered the workforce over the past two years, Americans with disabilities are still striving for jobs that support their independence.


Season 3 - Episode #5 - 5/4/2018

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Americans with disabilities added another month of job gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). As today’s tight labor market offers greater opportunities for jobseekers with disabilities, there is renewed interest in strategies that help people with disabilities achieve their employment goals.


Season 3 - Episode #4 - 4/6/2018

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Americans with disabilities reached a milestone this month, as the major economic indicators showed increases for the 24th consecutive month, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). The strengthening economy underscores the value of diversity in the workplace. As hiring increases, preparing for the workplace is more important than ever for people with disabilities.


Season 3 - Episode #3 - 3/9/2018

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The major economic indicators held more good news for Americans with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Gains for jobseekers with disabilities moved higher for the 23rd consecutive month. Several factors may be contributing to ongoing job growth. By addressing policies that hinder employment opportunities, state-level initiatives are making progress toward greater inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce.


Season 3 - Episode #2 - 2/2/2018

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January job numbers are a solid start to the new year for jobseekers with disabilities, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This extends the record trend to 22 consecutive months for this population. Targeted funding of employment initiatives is helping employers in need of workers connect with people with disabilities across the nation who are striving to work.


Season 3 - Episode #1 - 1/5/2018

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Despite the December’s lag in U.S. job numbers, Americans with disabilities continued to show strong gains in the labor market, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This upward trend, which began in the last quarter of 2016, has reached 21 consecutive months for this population.


Season 2 - Episode #12 - 12/8/2017

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The job outlook remained positive for Americans with disabilities, with yet another month of gains in the major economic indicators, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This upward trend now extends to 20 consecutive months of gains in the labor market for people with disabilities.


Season 2 - Episode #11 - 11/3/2017

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The major economic indicators continue to reflect increasing inclusion of Americans with disabilities in the workforce, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). Results from a new national survey show that many employers have implemented practices and processes for recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining people with disabilities. The 2017 Kessler Foundation National Employment and Disability Survey: Supervisor Perspectives underscores where success is being achieved and reveals opportunities for maximizing inclusion in the workplace.


Season 2 - Episode #10 - 10/6/2017

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This extends the record trend to 18 consecutive months for this population. The process of recovering from disabling injuries often hinders people of working age from returning to work. Many inpatient rehabilitation facilities do not offer employment-oriented services, and after discharge, these services are fragmented or nonexistent. To help individuals stay in the workplace, researchers are looking at the impact of incorporating access to vocational counseling and resources into the medical rehabilitation process.


Season 2 - Episode #9 - 9/1/2017

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For the population with disability, the trend has now reached 17 consecutive months. Accessible public transportation systems, such as buses and trains, provide pathways to independence for people with disabilities. Targeted training programs can help people with disabilities learn to use public transportation safely and efficiently, expanding their access to employment, education, health care, and community activities.


Season 2 - Episode #8 - 8/4/2017

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This extends the record trend to 16 consecutive months for this population. Integrating resources and strategies among stakeholder groups, including funders, government agencies, community organizations, and employers, is essential to meeting the needs for accessibility, job training, and extended support services for people with disabilities in the workplace. National leaders in disability employment are coming together with a shared commitment to maximize the impact of the many and varied funding streams.


Season 2 - Episode #7 - 7/7/2017

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This extends the longest stretch of recorded gains for this population. As the nation implements the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, vocational rehabilitation (VR) services are evolving to better serve people with significant disabilities. By aligning VR with programs for students and young adults with severe disabilities, there are more options for their transition to competitive, integrated employment.


Season 2 - Episode #6 - 6/2/2017

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Job gains continued for Americans with disabilities in May, extending the trend to 14 consecutive months, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). This constitutes the longest stretch of recorded gains for this population.


Season 2 - Episode #5 - 5/5/2017

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Job gains continued for Americans with disabilities at a more modest rate, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 2 - Episode #4 - 4/7/2017

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Americans with disabilities continue to outpace their counterparts without disabilities, achieving a full year of job gains, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 2 - Episode #3 - 3/10/2017

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Employment continues to increase for Americans with disabilities, building on the solid start to the new year, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment.


Season 2 - Episode #2 - 2/03/2017

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Momentum carried employment gains into the new year, extending the longest upward trend for Americans with disabilities since the Great Recession, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment


Season 2 - Episode #1 - 1/06/2017

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The trend extended through the year’s end, making this the longest run of employment gains for Americans with disabilities since the Great Recession.


Season 1 - Episode #10 - 12/02/2016

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While the employment picture brightens in the United States, more than one billion people with disabilities worldwide continue to face challenges as they strive for inclusion in their communities.


Season 1 - Episode #9 - 11/04/2016

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Trend continues for Americans with disabilities as economic indicators improve for seventh consecutive month, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment...


Season 1 - Episode #8 - 10/07/2016

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For the sixth consecutive month economic indicators rose for Americans with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE)


Season 1 - Episode #7 - 09/02/2016

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For the fifth consecutive month, people with disabilities continue to make gains in the labor market, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE).


Season 1 - Episode #6 - 08/05/2016

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For the fourth consecutive month, major economic indicators increased for people with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE).


Season 1 - Episode #5 - 07/08/2016

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For the third consecutive month, major economic indicators increased for people with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE).


Season 1 - Episode #4 - 06/03/2016

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The major economic indicators rose for the second consecutive month for people with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 1 - Episode #3 - 05/06/2016

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Two major economic indicators increased for people with disabilities, labor force participation and employment to population ratio, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 1 - Episode #2 - 04/01/2016

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The two major economic indicators remained steady for people with disabilities, which may signal the beginnings of a turnaround, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


Season 1 - Episode #1 - 03/04/2016

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As job growth continues for people without disabilities, the two major economic indicators declined for people with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).


2016 Year-in-Review

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The momentum of the last three quarters extended employment gains into 2017 for Americans with disabilities, as reported in this special year-in-review edition of the Trends in Disability Employment–National Update (nTIDE). Based on the latest national data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this monthly customized report on the employment of people with disabilities is a collaborative effort of Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).