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Integrating Employment and Financial Capability Services: New Pathways to Economic Stability

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
8:00pm - 9:30pm ET

The US Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have entered into a partnership 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: All LEAD Center webinars are captioned and presentation materials are sent to participants in advance of the webinar. For any other reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Brittany Taylor at btaylor@ndi-inc.org.