2012 Employment Teleconference Series:
January through March
We are pleased to present a series of teleconferences on a variety of topics regarding Employment and MS. The series is made up of six teleconferences held every other Thursday from January through March, 2012.
Each teleconference is accessible via a toll-free number. Participate in several calls or just the one that interests you. You will need to register individually for each call you wish to attend. All calls will take place from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.
After the calls have taken place, audio recordings will be posted on this page.
Topics and Dates:
Thursday, January 12: A 21st Century Approach to Job Searching: Webinar
- Thursday, January 26: Get Informed: Legal Protections in the Workplace
- Thursday, February 9: Managing Challenging Resumes
- Thursday, February 23: Reinvent Yourself
- Thursday, March 8: Home-Based Employment: What Employers Want
- Thursday, March 22: Don't Do It Alone: Employment Resources
Scroll down for call descriptions.
January 12 - A 21st Century Approach to Job Searching: Webinar
Network your way to find that next job. Learn about the role online job boards and social networking websites can play in your job search. This program will include an optional online component for those who have internet access.
The registration deadline for this call is January 5, 2012.
January 26: Get Informed: Legal Protections in the Workplace
Learn about key employment laws, such as the ADA and FMLA, and how you can use them to make an informed decision about employment.
The registration deadline for this call is January 19, 2012.
February 9: Managing Challenging Resumes
Do you need to restructure your resume due to gaps, layoffs, or a career change? Are you over 50 and need a resume makeover? HR professionals will address these and other resume challenges.
The registration deadline for this call is February 2, 2012.
February 23: Reinvent Yourself
Hear from others living with MS who changed careers after their diagnosis, along with a vocational specialist, on how to navigate this transitional period.
The registration deadline for this call is February 16, 2012.
March 8: Home-Based Employment: What Employers Want
Learn from employers about what they look for when hiring people to work from home.
The registration deadline for this call is March 1, 2012.
March 22: Don't Do It Alone: Employment Resources
Learn about agencies and resources available to help you gain and maintain employment.
The registration deadline for this call is March 15, 2012.
CAREER CROSSROADS is a 90-minute video or DVD program that you can view at your own pace. MS can have a significant impact on every aspect of life, and the workplace is no exception. You should be well informed before making any major decisions about work, and you should be prepared to deal proactively with any employment changes that your future may bring.
About the video / DVD:
If dealing with MS on the job is a concern for you, this independent video / DVD program has the answers you need—when you need them. Sign out a video / DVD today by calling or e-mailing Debra at (800) 344-4867 or 302-655-5610.
Part 1—Working with MS
The issues and attitudes about MS in the workplace
- Do I tell?
- Do I work part time?
- Do I change jobs?
Part 2—The Law Is on Your Side
The accommodations and protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Part 3—My Little Secret
The pros and cons of disclosure; how to manage your employer’s reactions
Part 4—Maximize Your Potential
How to assess your work needs and take proactive steps
Part 5—You’re Not Alone
How to develop support and identify resources
Part 6—Taking Charge
Changes, choices, and options
Note: The lending library loans videos / DVD for four weeks.
OTHER EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
Do you feel you can no longer work in your current position but think you could continue working in a different kind of job? Then, the Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) may be able to assist you with information and re-training.
All of the following DVR phone numbers are voice/TTY:
- In Wilmington, call (302) 761-8300.
- In New Castle County, call (302) 326-8930.
- In Newark, call (302) 368-6980.
- In Middletown, call (302) 378-5779.
- In Dover, call (302) 739-5478.
- In Georgetown, call (302) 856-5730.
For free consulting services on the ADA and job accommodations, call the Job Accommodation Network at (800) 526-7234, or go online at http://janweb.icdi.wvu.edu/.
To contact the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, call (800) 669-4000, or go online at http://www.eeoc.gov/.
For additional information about Employment and MS, click here.