2019 Career Expo

Friday, OCTOBER 25, 2019  |  10 AM – 2 PM | Sheraton Dallas Hotel

Job seekers will be able to meet with at least 50 Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex employers such as Yes, go with Southwest Airline, AT&T and Texas Instruments.

Attendees will also be able to take advantage of classes offered on On-Line Applications and Assessments, Interviewing Tips and Resume Reviews that will be held at various times throughout the day.

The vendor booths will showcase some of the resources available to the community. Attitudes & Attire will also be hosting a class on wearing the right clothes for the right job. Bank of America will be providing a Money Management Course.

Texas Workforce Solutions will also have a Mobile Workforce Unit with computer and internet access to apply for jobs on site.

Job-seekers will be able to upload a resume in advance to be made available to participating employers.

These employers have confirmed they will be in attendance: Albertsons/Tom Thumb • Allied Universal Security • American Airlines • Aramark • AT&T • Atmos Energy • Bank of America • Baylor Scott & White Health • Children’s Medical Center • City of Dallas • Comerica Bank • Dallas Area Rapid Transit • Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group • FBI • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas • FedEx • Frost Bank • Fujitsu • Goodwill Industries of Dallas • HEI Hotel & Resorts • Hilton Hotels • Home Depot • Hyatt Hotels • Kroger Food Stores • LAZ Parking • Lennox International • Levy Restaurants/AAC • Lockheed Martin • Lowe’s • Marriott Starwood Hotels • Meritize • Methodist Health System • Nike, Inc. • Office Depot • Omni Hotels & Resorts • Raytheon • Remington Hotels • Sanden International • Sodexo • Southwest Airlines • State Farm • Texas Instruments • Toyota • University of N. Texas System • University of Texas at Dallas • US Attorney’s Office/Northern Texas • UT Southwestern Medical Center • Vizient, Inc. • Walgreens • Walmart • Wells Fargo Bank • WinCo Foods

Parking will not be provided so please plan ahead for parking or to ride the DART (makes a direct stop at Sheraton Dallas Downtown).

 

Education Seminar: Disability Inclusion at Work

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

Wednesday, April 24, 2019  |  10 AM – 2:30 PM | $15 (non-profit) – $30 (standard)

Southwest Airlines Corporate Office, 2702 Love Field Drive, Dallas, TX 75235

HRCI CREDITS ARE PRE-APPROVED

Tools, Techniques, and Technologies for Creating Inclusive Workplaces
Presented by Beth Loy
(60 minutes, 1 CEU from HRCI)

Participants will gain access to tools and techniques included within the JAN Workplace Accommodation Toolkit. This Toolkit packages JAN’s deep knowledge into an online platform with the information businesses need to create inclusive workplaces while complying with disability-related employment laws.

Participants will also learn of inclusionary technologies such as the Mobile Accommodation Solution App, a first-generation mobile workplace accommodation case management app.

Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy Workshop: A Deep Dive
Presented by Derek Shields
(60 minutes, 1 CEU from HRCI or 1 CEU from SHRM)

A deep dive into mentoring models and mentoring as a disability inclusion strategy and a look at EARN’s new Mentoring Playbook that includes a 10 Step Process to setting up a Mentoring Program.

Reflections on Mentoring Relationships: A Panel Discussion
Presented by Derek Shields
(1 CEU from HRCI or 1 CEU from SHRM)

Derek Shields moderates a panel discussion between representatives from The Bank of America and other companies on mentoring relationships including hearing from youths involved.

The Interactive Process & Behavioral Health Issues in the Workplace
Presented by Beth Loy
(60 minutes, 1 CEU from HRCI only)

Learning to effectively manage employee mental health is a business imperative. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports one in five people are dealing with a mental health challenge. Other research reveals that people with depression have a 2.5 times higher risk of on-the-job injury. To insure a productive workforce, employers must learn to reduce stigma surrounding mental health conditions as well as to develop effective practices for supporting employees experiencing a mental health challenges.

This session will address the importance of creating inclusive workplaces free of the stigma that often accompanies disabilities such as mental health conditions and will examine best emerging practices for supporting employees with mental health challenges throughout their employee life cycle.

  • Registration is required. All participants must be issued credentials to be on Southwest Airlines campus.

  • Lunch from Central Market provided.

  • Please plan ahead for parking (information provided at registration).

 

2018 Career Expo

THIS EVENT OCCURED IN THE PAST | TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018  |  10 AM – 2 PM

Job seekers will be able to meet with at least 50 Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex employers such as AT&T, Southwest Airlines, and Bank of America . Attendees will also be able to take advantage of classes offered on interviewing tips and resume reviews that will be held at various times throughout the day. The vendor booths will showcase some of the resources available to the community. Attitudes & Attire will also be hosting a class on wearing the right clothes for the right job.

Texas Workforce Solutions will also have a Mobile Workforce Unit with computer and internet access to apply for jobs on site.

Parking will not be provided so please plan ahead for parking or to ride the DART.

Education Series: Inclusion at Work

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018  |  8 AM – 12:30 PM  |  FREE

Mentoring, Intersectionality and Other Stories From the Front-lines of Disability Inclusion
( 4 hours of SHRM and HRCI credits are pre-approved and will be provided to attendees at the end of the event.)

Understanding Untapped Potential:
• Fostering an Inclusive Culture - Outreach & Recruitment, Career Development & Advancement, Retention and Promotion
• Mentoring
• Intersectionality

Unconscious Bias:
• Case for inclusion
• Define key terms
• Learn how biases can impact employment decisions
• Identify some steps to take in the workplace to keep biases from negatively impacting decisions made

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Derek Shields
Consultant, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
Co-Chair, National Disability Mentoring Coalition
President, ForwardWorks Consulting, LLC

Julia Méndez
SHRM-CP, PHR, CAAP, CDP, CELS
Principal Business Consultant, PeopleFluent.

 

2017 Career Expo

Wednesday, September 27, 2017  |  10 AM – 2 PM

Job seekers will be able to meet with at least 50 Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex employers such as AT&T, Pepsico, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, and many, many more. Attendees will also be able to take advantage of classes offered on interviewing tips and resume reviews that will be held at various times throughout the day. The vendor booths will showcase some of the resources available to the community. Attitudes & Attire will also be hosting a class on wearing the right clothes for the right job.

Texas Workforce Solutions will also have a Mobile Workforce Unit with computer and internet access to apply for jobs on site.

Online registration is closed but you can still register at the event. See you there!

 

Education Series: Practical Applications – Free HRCI credits

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST | Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Please join us for employAbility's annual Education Series seminar. This year we cover a range of disability related topics such as:

challenges that adults with disabilities face in employmentbusiness benefits of being an inclusive environmentpractical tips for disability etiquette in the community and workplace

This training will increase HR professionals understanding of specific disabilities and appropriate workplace etiquette – better preparing them to enhance the employment experience for employees with disabilities, while achieving increased productivity and opportunity through daily interactions and providing reasonable accommodations.

**2 Free HRCI credits will be offered for attending**

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

Pre-registration is required. You will need to check in with security at the guard desk on the main floor (across from the Starbucks) and get a badge. There will be signage directing you from the entrance. Several parking lots around the AT&T offices at Whitacre Tower which take cash and credit so please allow time for paid parking.

*Registration will close on Friday, August 15th*

AT&T Offices @ Whitacre Tower
208 South Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75202

 

2016 Career Expo

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST  |   TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016 | 10 AM – 2 PM

Job seekers will be able to meet with at least 50 Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex employers such as AT&T, Pepsico, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, and many, many more. Attendees will also be able to take advantage of classes offered on interviewing tips and resume reviews that will be held at various times throughout the day. The vendor booths will showcase some of the resources available to the community. Attitudes & Attire will also be hosting a class on wearing the right clothes for the right job.

You will be able to submit your resume for review by employers in advance. Please read and follow the resume submission instructions carefully once you have registered.

> PARKING: The Sheraton is reserving all parking in the conference center garage as event parking.  When the conference center garage is full, attendants will direct drivers to the hotel garage.  If both garages are full, drivers will need to park in Lots B and G (click here to see map).  There will be “event parking” signs at the entrance to these lots to help direct drivers to the correct lots. EmployAbility is not able to cover the cost of parking in the lots.

> BUS PARKING: Sheraton can accommodate a bus on the attached map in Lot J. Lot J is located on the corner of Pearl and Elm street. Their phone number is listed below if they would like to speak to them directly about the rate directly

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas Ballroom
400 N. Olive St
Dallas, TX 75201

Education Series: Spotlight on Autism – Free HRCI credits

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST  |   August 17, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Please join us for employAbility's annual Education Series seminar. This year we will be focusing on Autism and Diversity Inclusion. By attending this event, you will also receive 2 FREE HRCI Credits. Our speakers are from SAP and nonPareil and here is a brief summary of what will be covered:

SAP: In May of 2013, SAP announced is objective to have 1% of its workforce represented by people in the autism spectrum. This session will address the history, structure, benefits, success stories  and roadmap of the SAP Autism at Work Program. Jose will share how SAP is making their vision of making the world run better and improve people’s lives a reality. 

nonPareil: nonPareil Institute provides practical, long-term solutions for adults living with autism. The presentation will give you a brief overview of autism, challenges adults face with regards to post-secondary education & employment, and the nonPareil model for addressing these challenges.

Pre-registration is required. You will need to check in with security at the guard desk on the main floor (across from the Starbucks) and get a badge. There will be signage directing you from the entrance. Several parking lots around the AT&T offices at Whitacre Tower which take cash and credit so please allow time for paid parking.
 

*Registration will close on Friday, August 12th*

AT&T Offices @ Whitacre Tower
208 South Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75202

HR Certification Institute Education Series

Free With R.S.V.P.

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST

We have finalized our plans and gotten our HRCI credit approval for our upcoming Education Series event. The event is free but we do require an R.S.V.P by Friday, October 23.

Southwest Airlines Headquarters
2702 Love Field Dr.
Dallas, TX 75235

This education event will focus on the revised Section 503 Regulations which aim to positively effect employment statistics for people with disabilities by requiring employers who are federal contractors or subcontractors to set affirmative action goals and to report progress toward meeting those goals. The new rules strengthen the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act and put into place new employer requirements around recruiting, hiring, and accommodating individuals with disabilities. Our speakers – Tarak "TK" Shah from the OFCCP and Arrissa Meyer, Associate with Haynes Boone – will discuss this topic and provide meaningful updates for employers.

This session is worth 2 hours of SPHR/PHR CEU Credits.

**You must R.S.V.P. to this event by 12 p.m. on Friday, October 23**

 

2015 Career Expo

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Job seekers will be able to meet with at least 50 Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex employers such as AT&T, Pepsico, Home Depot, Lockheed Martin, and many, many more. Attendees will also be able to take advantage of classes offered on interviewing tips and resume reviews that will be held at various times throughout the day. The vendor booths will showcase some of the resources available to the community. Attitudes & Attire will also be hosting a class on wearing the right clothes for the right job.

You will be able to submit your resume for review by employers in advance. Please read and follow the resume submission instructions carefully once you have registered.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 N. Olive St
Dallas, TX 75201

*NOTE* This year's expo has passed. Please check back for more information on our 2016 expo.

 

New 503 Regulations Training Course (TBD) 

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Learn about the latest OFCCP new rulings related to disability self-identification requirements from a legal perspective. After legal presentations, you will be able to ask top companies, including AT&T, Pepsico, and Bank of America, about their implementation of these practices.

Other sessions will include presentations from leaders on how to find talent pools from Dallas agencies and see how Fortune 500 companies are benefiting from these sources.

 

Lex Frieden Awards Luncheon

THIS EVENT OCCURRED IN THE PAST

Please join us and The Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities in recognizing outstanding employers who have focused on hiring and inclusion practices of people with disabilities.

Keynote Speaker – Lex Frieden
Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas
10th Floor, MEDCO/ARA Conference Room
3410 Worth St., Dallas, TX 75246
Business Attire • Lunch Provided by Aramark