SOURCE: The Telework Coalition

October 27, 2006 13:16 ET

Job Opportunities for Injured Veterans and Military Spouses Will Be Greatly Increased by Alliance Between the Telework Coalition and CORA, Inc.

CORA Founder Receives 2006 New Freedom Initiative Award

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- The Telework Coalition (TelCoa), the only non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting virtual, mobile, and distributed work through education, technology, and legislation has formed a Strategic Alliance with CORA, Inc. (CORA). CORA, which stands for "Creating Opportunities - Recognizing Abilities," is dedicated to providing Work@Home™ opportunities for disabled veterans, military spouses and special needs workers.

The New Freedom Initiative Award annually recognizes non-profits, small businesses, corporations, and individuals that have demonstrated exemplary and innovative efforts in furthering the employment and workplace environment for people with disabilities, a goal of President Bush's New Freedom Initiative. Ilene Morris-Sambur, Founder and CEO of CORA, received the Award today in the Individual Category from Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

TelCoa and many of the members of its Advisory Board have substantial experience and expertise in making the business case for Telework and helping organizations set up and manage Work@Home™ programs. Together the alliance will provide employers with the knowledge and resources needed to be able to incorporate CORA trained personnel into either new Work@Home™ strategies or existing Work@Home™ programs.

"The CORA program makes possible an accessible, barrier-free workplace, flexible scheduling and the elimination of disability related bias or discrimination," said Chuck Wilsker, TelCoa's President, CEO, and Co-Founder. "Incorporating the Work@Home™ model into a call center and customer service strategy also enhances organizational resiliency against unexpected disruptions such as a pandemic, terrorist attack, or weather related disasters," he concluded.

"We at CORA are presenting an opportunity for employers to be a part of the future of onshore outsourcing, especially through our close participation in the Veterans' Rehabilitation Work@Home™ Training Program," said Morris-Sambur. "I have been driven by a desire to provide on-going financial self support for those who have given so much to their country. A monetary donation only goes so far, but providing meaningful employment is a donation that bestows long-term support to those who have given and continue to give us so much. I look forward to working with the professionals at The Telework Coalition to help achieve our goals," she added.

About the Telework Coalition

Based in Washington, D.C., the Telework Coalition brings together a diverse array of organizations, companies and individuals with the common interest of promoting awareness and adoption of existing and emerging Telework and Telecommuting applications. The coalition's mission is summed up in the tag line, "Enabling virtual, mobile and distributed work through education, technology and legislation."

More information contact: Chuck Wilsker, The Telework Coalition. 202-266-0046, ext. 101 or

About CORA, Inc.

CORA provides an alternative to offshore outsourcing, which has cost America far too many jobs. In addition, by offering returning veterans with disabilities increased access to telework, CORA provides businesses with a means of welcoming back those who have given so much. CORA's training, consultation, and staff supervision programs, built on 20+ years turnaround consulting experience as interim management in over 50 industries, provides employers with the knowledge and resources required to use telework effectively and profitably.

For information regarding how your company can participate in the Walter Reed Telework Pilot Program, contact: or call 800-571-2397.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Chuck Wilsker
    The Telework Coalition
    202-266-0046, ext. 101
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