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Employment Tops GOP Convention Discussions

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Employment Tops GOP Convention Discussions

As Hurricane Isaac plows into the Gulf Coast, the Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida, has been underway, with the economy and jobs among the list of issues being addressed.

The following is excerpted from the GOP platform and mirrors almost exactly the ideas by some Senate GOP members and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. It is the most specific recommendation on job training offered by the GOP at the convention to date.

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Automatic Spending Cuts Threaten Resources that Help People Find Jobs

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Automatic Spending Cuts Threaten Resources that Help People Find Jobs

At a time when unemployment remains high, resources that support workforce development and job training are an important part of the nation’s economic recovery and job creation effort.

Unfortunately, automatic spending cuts, slated to take effect in January 2013, threaten to drastically reduce these resources, which support the efforts of local Goodwill® agencies in communities across the United States to help people who face employment challenges to find jobs and advance in careers. Furthermore, efforts to protect funding for defense programs could double the size of these cuts.

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Goodwill®, EEOC to Offer Webinar on Veterans’ Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Goodwill®, EEOC to Offer Webinar on Veterans’ Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law 22 years ago. The law, which says people with disabilities may not be denied employment by covered employers based on their disability, also offers protection to people who are perceived to have a disability, including many of our nation’s veterans.

In an effort to provide guidance with regard to the ADA and its impact on the employment of veterans, Goodwill Industries International (GII) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will host a webinar July 31 at 2:00 EDT.

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