Workforce Recruitment Program Plans Visit to UNM

September 5, 2011 - Dorene DiNaro

A federal representative from the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) will be on the UNM campus in the Office of Career Services on Monday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 8 to interview qualified students and alumni for recruitment into their program.

The WRP is coordinated through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and the U.S. Department of Defense and connects college students and recent graduates with disabilities to employers across the nation for summer internships and full-time jobs at federal and private worksites throughout the U.S.

To qualify, applicants must: have a disability, be a U.S. Citizen, and be currently enrolled full-time or graduated in October 2010 or sooner. Applicants complete the online application and participate in an interview with a trained recruiter. 

Recruiters from participating agencies will interview approximately 2,200 students at various universities throughout the country between the beginning of October and the middle of November.  In 2011, over 500 students and recent graduates were hired for summer and permanent jobs within the federal government and private sector.

The WRP visit is sponsored by the office of Career Services and the Accessibility Resource Center.  Space is limited and interested students or alumni should contact Caitlin Henke in the office of Career Services at 505-277-2531 or crhenke@unm.edu or visit www.wrp.gov for more information.