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finding the road to a job very dificult

Are there any companies that are willing, and opened to hiring a disabled person? Whenever I go on interviews and they see that I'm blind all I get are no's.

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ideas about how to support yourself



Have you ever thought of working for yourself. You know what you do well. You have the courage to do what you know how to do whether those interviewing you know it or not. Can you work as a private contractor and do those things as a small business? You have the perseverance necessary to succeed. A small business may be a path to success which avoids all that struggle. This idea may or may not work for you at this time in life. At some other point, you may find you can take your skills and sell them yourself avoiding the middleman of an employer. Good luck to you whatever you do. Lots of blind folks do work for government and corporations. More of us are beginning to explore starting small businesses and are discovering other blind folks who have succeeded at it. Some of us tell our stories on Career Connect. That section of the AFB website has other resources on it which you may like.


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Hadley School for the Blind is about to launch a free course on self employment with minimal investment, like $5,000 or less.

www.hadley.edu and it launches in January sometime.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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This is very true only many agencies fail to recognize the general job market is unyeilding to visually impaired adults. Somehow they seem to think we do not need resources for basic living and other matters.

I know of some companies that are open to direct application however I refuse to publish here for AFB to get credit when all they do is pass bad advice most of the time or tell you to go to places like hadley, or state agencies. This is public information and they cannot make employers yeild in hiring or consideration.

you can email me directly if you like. cljones@nvoa.us


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I used to work for Marriott a few years ago. They are open to hiring vrisually impaired employees. I loved working at their call center.


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I earn money by reading advertisements using 3 different websites. The best thing is it's compatible with jaws and if you folow rules you may even earn from 10 to 100 dollars per day. They pay you directly by sending you funds to your paypal, payza or bank account. For any advice or information feel free to contact me by email slobodan.brkic1989@gmail.com


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Find a job in this economy is difficult for everyone. Companies are no longer willing to pay workers a living wage. They only hire for contract work, so they can get around paying real benefits. It?s a sad and dismal situation and the only advice I have is for those that cannot find work is to forge their own future, working for themselves by opening a small business. At least you will be in charge of your own destiny.


Re: finding the road to a job very dificult - Sent 2 personal E-mails to 2 very interesting posts under this title - Did you recieve my inquiries?



Hello,

This post goes out to 2 individuals who posted in Work Life, under this title. I sent personal e-mails to the following contacts, since I wanted to learn more - very interesting indeed.

1.
slobodan.brkic1989@gmail.com
"I earn money by reading advertisements using 3 different websites. The best thing is it's compatible with jaws..."

2.
cljones@nvoa.us"
"I know of some companies that are open to direct application however..."

If either of the 2 posters above happen to see this message, please let me know if you received my personal message to you and whether, or not you feel comfortable sharing more information about your comments. If not received, I'll be happy to send again. My e-mail address is - - -
jdlewis59@verizon.net

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Thanks so much!

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