Monday, January 17, 2011

NFB'S Newsline and job service

NFB is doing very well. Besides their Newsline continuing with a wonderful grant they have a new way to look for jobs through the news line now. It is nice when more services are added to help out people with low vision.

I think it is wonderful that they have this new service. At the radio reading service I work at we get a number of calls about jobs in the area so this new service is really needed.

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "We are pleased that we can restore NFB-Newsline ... with this funding. This vital service­­­­­, which offers the blind and other print-disabled people unprecedented, round-the-clock access to news and information, continues to grow, regularly adding new publications and new features. We remain hopeful that the additional $60,000 of funding needed to support the service for the rest of the year can be found."

it also offers a new job-listings feature that allows subscribers to search through job listings from all across the country by category and keyword, and may be a help to reduce the estimated 70 percent unemployment rate among the blind.


With the addition of content from a national job classifieds provider, NFB-Newsline subscribers can conduct searches for job openings in dozens of categories such as banking and education, and if desired, can narrow the search to look for certain keywords within the listings. Subscribers can save their searches and request that a particular job listing be sent to them via e-mail; the e-mail will contain the listing as well as a link that will provide a web page with the position's application form.


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