The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
Workforce Recruitment Program: Your Key to Hiring Student Interns
and Employees with Disabilities
The Workforce Recruitment Program in conjunction with U.S. Department of Agriculture invite you to join them at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to learn how to access more than 2,600 pre-screened and rated job candidates with disabilities enrolled in over 270 college and university campuses nationwide. Candidates represent all majors and range from college freshmen to graduate and law students. Schedule A eligible candidates and disabled veterans are also included.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
10:00 — 11:30 am
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
Smithsonian Metro Station
- John Berry, Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management
- Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
- Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Defense
Other Event Highlights
- Get the facts first hand from managers and WRP graduates about their experiences
- Learn how WRP can help your agency achieve their hiring goals
- Learn how to participate early in the WRP recruitment process
Please RSVP to WRPmarketing@dol.gov by January 31, 2012
Interpreting and captioning will be provided. If other reasonable accommodations are needed, please include your request in your RVSP for the event.
Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor
1-866-ODEP-DOL (633-7365) TTY: 1-877-889-5627 www.dol.gov/odep/
In the fall of 2011, 100 recruiters from over 40 federal agencies and sub-agencies visited over 270 college and university campuses nationwide, resulting in a database containing application information on more than 2,200 candidates with disabilities. The candidates represent all majors, and range from college freshmen to graduate students and law students. This database is currently available for use by federal employers. During the summer of 2011 over 580 candidates were reported as being hired, the majority in summer jobs, in 40 different agencies and sub-agencies.
For more information on opportunities for employment and community living for Virginians with disabilities:
Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Richmond, VA 23229
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