AHEAD Disability Job Fair and Symposium

February 6, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Region 13 Education Service Center
5701 Springdale Road
Austin, TX 78723
Patricia Benavides

The U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP), Independent Living Experience (ILE), the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and Workforce Solutions Capital Area invite you to attend a free Symposium and Job Fair focused on recruiting and hiring individuals with disabilities.


8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

A community outreach event in the Austin area to educate employers and other stakeholders on the changing recruitment and accommodation responsibilities for hiring individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. OFCCP will present information related to the recent changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) regulations. In addition, partnering agencies such as ILE, DARS and Workforce Solutions Capital Area will brief employers on the services and support they provide to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining the education and training needed to find competitive employment.


12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This event is open to registered employers seeking to meet or hire job seekers, specifically people with disabilities. There is no cost to participate in this event but space is limited. We encourage you to register as soon as possible. Employer Job Fair registration will close Friday, January 30, 2015.


Patricia Benavides
U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program
Benavides.Patricia@dol.gov / 210.472.5835 

James Williams
Independent Living Experience
jwilliams@independentliving.com  / 512.961.3359 

Please Note

Lunch Break 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. “On Your Own”
Local Restaurant Guide:http://www4.esc13.net/uploads/docs/restaurants.pdf
At Venue Restaurant: Region 13 Grill Café