By Mike McCue, Editor in Chief, Sales & Marketing Management
Every day, as I get deluged with e-mails from increasingly obscure and specialized organizations, I marvel at the way modern life allows us to define ourselves to the smallest detail. I haven't checked, but I can honestly say I wouldn't be surprised if there is a group out there comprised of trade press editors with brown hair and hazel eyes. (If there is, please don’t e-mail me with an invitation to join.)
But once in a while, I see something that makes me happy we’re all able to connect with each other the way we are. That happened last week, when I first became aware of www.GettingHired.com, a job portal and social networking tool that connects job seekers with disabilities to employers, vendors and advocacy groups who specialize in the specific needs of that market.
The 23 million Americans with disabilities are a largely untapped pool of talent, so GeetingHired.com’s ability to identify their skills, talents and experience, prepare them for interviews, and then connect them with employers, is one of those great ideas whose time is long overdue.
The official site launches on October 22 to coincide with the start of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month, so be sure to keep it in mind the next time you have an opening!