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Students with disabilities sought for federal jobs program

A federal recruiter for the Workforce Recruitment Program will be on the Brigham Young University campus all day Friday (Jan. 31) to interview students with disabilities seeking full-time summer employment and internships.

Eligible students may sign up now at Career Placement Services in 2410 Wilkinson Student Center for one of the 13 available interview slots.

Interested students should pick up information and application packets from the Career Placement Services office. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens, be severely disabled and be enrolled on a substantially full-time basis or must have graduated after May 2002. Sign-ups will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Workforce Recruitment Program is an effort by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment and the U.S. Department of Defense to place qualified persons with severe disabilities in summer and permanent positions. A wide variety of other federal agencies also participate in the consortium. Jobs and internships in the private sector are also included in WRP.

Of the 11 students interviewed last year at BYU, three received job or internship offers. This year, about 1,500 students will be interviewed between the end of January and the end of February at colleges and universities nationwide.

"We hope to get the same high-quality applicants this year and look forward to helping even more of our students qualify this year," says Debra Gibbons of Career Placement Services. "We know more about the program and what to expect this time."

For more information or for appointments with a Career Placement Services representative, call (801) 378-3000 or visit 2410 WSC.

Writer: Craig Kartchner

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