In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration are holding a Twitter Chat to discuss efforts to improve employment opportunities for millions of qualified workers with disabilities.  Details are as follows:


Save the Date! October 24, 2014 Twitter Chat:

You’re invited to join Ticket to Work for a live Twitter Chat with the Department of Labor (DOL) on Friday, October 24 at 12:00 PM EDT.

This month, we will be discussing Section 503, the new regulations that promise more job opportunities than ever for people with disabilities. Section 503 requires federal contractors to take deliberate steps to recruit, hire, and retain people with disabilities. The new rules also allow you to voluntarily self-identify as a person with a disability. Federal contractors offer a wide variety of jobs, ranging from food service to economic consulting, and everything in between.

Learn what these rules mean for you and how you can find out about these opportunities. We’ll also share information on how Ticket to Work can help you along the way.

Join us on Friday, October 24 at 12:00 PM EDT using #DEchat.

New to Twitter Chats? No problem. Twitter chats are easy ways for people to have a public conversation about a particular topic. To join, go to and search for the hashtag “#DEchat.” Follow the hashtag, or chime in by tweeting a question or comment with “#DEchat” added to your tweets.