NYIARP Webinar: BLS Resources for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals

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BLS Resources for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals: A look at labor force characteristics, job requirements, and the post-COVID-19 world

Members: $20 Non-Members: $25

1.5 CRC 


  • Current Population Survey—worker characteristics
    • How the populations of persons with and without a disability differ
    • Trends in labor force participation
  • Barriers to employment and work modification
  • Occupational Requirements Survey—job requirements
    • 2020 update- changes and new data (released in December 2020)
    • Accessing requirements for like- or different jobs
  • Teleworking and other job flexibilities
  • COVID-19 special surveys and a look at projected employment change

By the end of the course, the attendees will:

  • Gain familiarity will the data accessible through BLS and how to navigate around
  • Become more knowledgeable about the ORS updates and changes

Presenter: Bruce Bergman, Regional Economist-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Bruce works in the BLS New York City Information Office, where he assists the public with obtaining and understanding data on jobs, pay, and working conditions in New York and New Jersey. Earlier in his career, he worked in the BLS national office, where he helped produce compensation and safety statistics

Event Date(s)

When:  Mar 4, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  New York Chapter

Event Contact

Angela Eskandar