Important new regulations under a federal law called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act require that individuals who are paid less than minimum wage be offered a meaningful opportunity at least once yearly to learn about the services and supports available to assist them in securing competitive, integrated employment.
The Metropolitan Center for Independent Living is hosting a series of informational meetings to help participants learn more about career counseling and the referral process.
These meetings will be held during the scheduled times listed in the linked document below. At the meetings, there will be a brief presentation, a discussion of how the regulations affect you, and time to answer any questions you have regarding employment in the community. You will then have an opportunity to discuss and complete a career counseling, information, and referral documentation form. This conversation is designed to help you make an informed choice about whether or not to pursue competitive, integrated employment. There is no need to RSVP for these meetings. There will be more meetings scheduled in the coming months at both community and provider sites if you cannot attend the meetings currently scheduled.