If you are an American with a disability, you may be one of the hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country that have difficulty getting a job. After all, even though it is against the law to discriminate in employment, many large and small companies still do.
That is why, if you have a disability and are currently looking for a job, you may have been told to check out SourceAmerica - AFB Directory Profile.
If so, here are a few things you may need to know.
What is SourceAmerica? -- SourceAmerica is a non-profit that was started by the U.S. government several decades ago. Its purpose is to help people with disabilities get jobs, and to place them in positions with either the federal government or with one of a number of non-profits also working with them.
The organization also works with a number of large and small corporations that are also looking for qualified people.
What types of people does SourceAmerica help with jobs? -- You must be blind or with another disability in order for SourceAmerica to be able to help you.
If you are, you can interview with them or with one of the agencies working with them. They will then consider you for one of the job vacancies they currently need to fill. These vacancies will usually be suited to your skills and your experience, and will pay quite a bit more than a liveable wage.
How many people do they help every year? -- The number changes every year depending on how many people are looking for jobs, and how many jobs are available.
In the last couple of years, however, SourceAmerica has helped gain employment for at least 125,000 people throughout the United States. People with disabilities that may have not been able to find jobs otherwise.