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Join Our Partner, the LEAD Center, for a Webinar on Integrating Employment and Financial Capability Services

You are invited to join our partner, the LEAD Center for the webinar “Integrating Employment and Financial Capability Services – New Pathways to Economic Stability” on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EST.

Register online.

LEAD Center LogoThe US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau work across agencies to advance positive financial behavior and greater economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. CFPB brings extraordinary new resources and expertise to help all jobseekers and workers, including persons with disabilities, increase their financial capability as they enter or advance in employment.

Did you know that almost 50% of employers are now reviewing credit scores before making a decision about hiring job applicants? Did you know that financial stress is a major reason for loss of worker productivity and increase absenteeism? CFPB offers a portfolio of new resources that will promote more informed decision making and better prepare jobseekers and workers with disabilities to set financial goals towards a better economic future. In the workforce development system, American Job Centers are testing new ways of bringing together financial education and financial empowerment services as part of core and intensive service delivery. Whether a workforce development professional or a person with a disability seeking to improve their economic status, this LEAD Center webinar will help you become familiar and better prepared to take full advantage of a new way of thinking about the integration of employment and financial capability services. 

Individuals with disabilities live below the poverty level at a rate more than twice the national average. Economic advancement for both workers and job seekers with disabilities has never been more important. Join us on February 26, 2014 at 3pm ET to learn about the Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (DOL-ODEP) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) joint commitment to help workers with disabilities increase their financial capability as they enter or advance in employment.

Target Audience: Workforce Development Professionals, Individuals with Disabilities, Professionals from Partner Systems, and Related Stakeholders

  • Please note: This webinar will be captioned and a link to download the presentation will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar. To request any other reasonable accommodations, please contact Brittany Taylor at btaylor@ndi-inc.org within 48 hours of the webinar.

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