[Nfbc-info] Aira Employment Program

nancy Lynn seabreeze.stl at gmail.com
Thu Feb 22 03:39:29 UTC 2018

  I got this from a friend and thought some of you would benefit.



  Aira Employment Program
  Introducing Free Aira for Job Seekers
  Explorers now have all minutes covered for job-search related activities
  Starting on Tuesday, February 20, Aira is offering free service for Explorers who are looking for new employment. From application to interview, Aira will provide unlimited free calls to agents for job-search related tasks. Examples of tasks that will be covered include:
  • Creating and reviewing resumes
  • Filling out job applications
  • Traveling to and from job fairs
  • Selecting outfits for interviews 
  • Getting oriented to the facility of a prospective employer
  • Accessing inaccessible content on job interviews
  How Do I Take Advantage?
  Every Explorer Qualifies
  Any Aira Explorer who is seeking employment (regardless of whether they are currently employed) is entitled to free Aira minutes for job-search functions. These agent calls will not be deducted from your regular plan minutes. 
  Taking advantage of the program is easy. All current and future Aira Explorers will have access to this program, regardless of which plan you are on now or in future plans. 
  • There are no special steps required 
  • When you're ready to start your job search, simply place a call to an Aira agent and perform your first task
  • The agent will categorize the activity as being employment related
  • If it is not immediately obvious that the activity is related to a job search (i.e. updating a resume), please let the agent know
  Why Employment?
  The unemployment rate for people who are blind or low vision is unacceptably high, with most estimates somewhere between 60-70%. 
  There are over a hundred thousand job seekers who are blind or low vision actively looking for employment today, and Aira wants to help. 
  Aira is working to address this gap by providing unlimited access to Aira agents to assist with job-search tasks and enhance independence throughout the process; from application to interview. 
  Not yet an Explorer?
  All current and future Aira Explorers will have access to this program, regardless of which plan you are on now and new plans in the future.
  Sign Up Now
  For Employers
  Aira is being used in workplaces across the country to help people who are blind or low vision gain greater independence and efficiency in their jobs.
  Want to recruit skilled, talented employees? There is a whole workforce of people who are blind and low vision actively seeking employment. Providing free, onsite Aira service can help you attract the talent you seek. 
  Contact us to learn more about how to join the Aira Employer Network. 


  Best wishes,
  Lloyd Schmitz 

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