U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to Improve Job Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs invites public comment on this proposal, which will be published in the Dec. 9 edition of the Federal Register.

Joyce Featured in Pop City, a weekly eMagazine and Website.

Joyce is featured in Pop City, a weekly emagazine and website that connects people worldwide with the people and places that are making Pittsburgh such a lively, diverse and livable city. 

Pittsburgh Tribune Review Article: Disabled hail opportunity to narrow employment gap

By Tom Fontaine, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Monday, October 24, 2011

Bender Consulting Services and the Bender Consulting/Bayer Partnership to promote Americans with disabilities is featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.  This feature also includes statements from other companies committed to employ people with disabilities, including Highmark, BNY Mellon and Mine Safety Applicances.

Joyce Bender Appointed AAPD Chair

WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2011)- Joyce Bender was elected as chair of the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities. The following press release provides additional information about Joyce's appointment, as well as further details regarding AAPD, the nation's largest cross-disability organization.

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Joyce Testifies before EEOC Commission

WASHINGTON, DC (February 16, 2011)- Written Testimony of Joyce Bender CEO, Bender Consulting Services.

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2009 Tony Coelho Award presented to Senator Richard J. Durbin

I want to thank my friend, Tony Coelho, for that inspiring call-to-action and for that generous introduction. I would not be here today were it not for him, so I thank him for his support and for his wise counsel on so many matters - especially on disability rights.

Bender will head Epilepsy Foundation

THE NEW CASTLE NEWS
Friday July 3, 2009

Former New Castle resident Joyce Bender has been elected chairwoman of the board of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Bender, chief executive officer and president of Bender Consulting Services Inc., will serve a two-year term.

She is the founder of the national company based in Pittsburgh and the host of Disability Matters with Joyce Bender, a radio show airing on www.voiceamerica.com.

Remarks by President Barack Obama on Signing of U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Proclamation

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release
July 24, 2009 East Room

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Please, everybody be seated. Thank you. First of all, how about my Secretary of State? (Applause.) Give it up for Senator Hillary Clinton. She is doing an unbelievable job. She's traveling all around the world delivering a message that America is back and ready to lead. And everywhere she goes she is representing us with grace and strength and we are very fortunate to have her.

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Epilepsy Foundation Announces Joyce Bender as the New Board Chair

LANDOVER, MD (May 21, 2009)- The Epilepsy Foundation's Board of Directors elected Joyce Bender, CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc., as its new chair for a two-year term. She is the founder of Bender Consulting Services, Inc., a national company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the host of Disability Matters with Joyce Bender, a radio show airing on www.voiceamerica.com.

Thinking Outside the Box

What's the number one skill small businesses should seek in new hires? According to successful entrepreneur and business owner Joyce Bender, it's flexibility. As President and CEO of a technology consulting firm, Ms. Bender knows first hand the traits associated with success in today's rapidly-changing workplace. Otherwise, she wouldn't be in business.

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