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Health & Disability Advocates Laud New Labor Dept. Proposal to Boost Hiring of Qualified Workers with Disabilities

September 5, 2012

HDA’s Think Beyond the Label provides tools and resources to help employers recruit prospective job seekers with disabilities. REPRINT 2/22/12 from Think Beyond the Label CHICAGO–Health & Disability Advocates, the parent organization of Think Beyond the Label, a public-private partnership that connects businesses to jobs for people with disabilities across […]

Counting People with Disabilities

August 2, 2012

By Guest Blogger Matthew Brault, Statistician, Health and Disability Statistics Branch, U.S. Census Bureau. As most visitors to this blog are aware, the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990 represented a major milestone. The law guaranteed equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, […]

The Long Road to a Successful Civilian Life

June 28, 2012

One Veteran’s Journey to A Career While Facing Health Issues and Employment Setbacks The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University has recently published its findings about hiring employees with military backgrounds.  The study highlights the numerous benefits of utilizing a veteran workforce in civilian positions, such as […]

Virtual Offices – A New Trend

June 27, 2012

How can a company combine a social mission with a lucrative business model? Entrepreneur Merry P. Korn asked herself that question six years ago. She found her answer when she created Pearl Interactive Network. Pearl Interactive Network (Pearl) provides topnotch virtual staff solutions to businesses and government agencies nationwide. Its […]

Pearl Interactive Network: The Beginning

June 26, 2012

When Merry Korn started her company in 2004, little did she know she’d be providing well-paying jobs  to dozens of people with disabilities, especially veterans. From the start, as a former social worker and rehab counselor, she was passionate in her goal to help people with disabilities find work and […]

Pearl Interactive Network Receives WBENC Certification

May 27, 2012

Columbus, Ohio – Pearl Interactive Network (Pearl), a social enterprise specializing in virtual call center services, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In addition to the WBENC certification, Pearl Interactive was awarded the Employer of the Year Award by the Ohio Governors Council on People […]

Disabled Navy Veteran Finds Employment with Pearl

May 19, 2012

Traveling across the country and following in the footsteps of her military family, Amy was living her dream as a Navy hospital corpsman—until she became disabled. Following an exhaustive job search in North Carolina, Amy gave up hope of finding employment—until she found Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. Amy is a […]

Semi-Finalists Announced for TechColumbus Innovation Awards

May 12, 2012

On Thursday, February 2, 2012, the annual TechColumbus Innovation Awards will showcase central Ohio’s many achievements by honoring its top innovators. It is a night of networking, prestige, and celebration. Winners in 13 award categories will be announced to an audience of 1,100+ attendees. Merry P. Korn of Pearl Interactive […]

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