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Tapping Hidden Talent Pools: Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Veterans and People with Disabilities

The US Department of Labor recently updated Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) of 1974. This report provides in-depth explanation and interpretation of the changes in these regulations to provide businesses with the tools to employ veterans and people with disabilities in this new paradigm, and features six case studies based on interviews with practitioners responsible for disability and veterans efforts.

Tapping Hidden Talent Pools provides a clear understanding of the current practices of federal and non-federal contractors (with the results broken down by industry as well) with regard to their current veteran and disability employment programs, the challenges faced, the plans for improvement, and the projected timeline for improvements so as to establish benchmarks for companies looking to change their programs due to the revised regulations.






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