SOURCE: NetworkIP

October 15, 2007 16:41 ET

JobEnable.com Web Site to Link Disabled Job Seekers and Job Opportunities

LONGVIEW, TX--(Marketwire - October 15, 2007) - NetworkIP (http://networkip.net) employee Matt Lawrence has overcome his own personal disability and is using his talent to assist others with disabilities to obtain employment.

At the World Conference on Disability Expo in Washington, D.C. on November 15th, Matt and his employer, NetworkIP, will launch JobEnable.com, a web site where employers can post jobs for the disabled and disabled candidates can post resumes and search a database of job openings.

"Thousands of very talented individuals like Matt happen to have a disability," said Pete Pattullo, NetworkIP CEO. "Everyone should have the opportunity to fully participate in the job marketplace. That's why NetworkIP is proud to support Matt's vision of assisting people with disabilities to obtain employment."

Matt Lawrence added, "As someone who had difficulty seeking employment because of my disability after achieving my B.A. degree, I'm thrilled to be working at NetworkIP where I am given the opportunity to use my talent and skills for the benefit of the company as well as the disabled community."

NetworkIP has assigned a team of developers to work with Matt and is reaching out to prospective employers and non-profit organizations to support JobEnable.com. The web site is currently in its beta launch.

Matt joined NetworkIP in 2006, bringing with him the idea for this project. At the age of 13, he developed Dystonia, a progressive neurological disorder that gradually progressed to affect his speech and fine motor movements. He earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. After seeking employment, he decided to go to graduate school at Stephen F. Austin, taking courses in Counseling, Educational Psychology and Social Work to assist him in improving the lives of persons with disabilities.

JobEnable.com has the support of members of Congress, including Rep. Kenny Marchant (24th District, Texas), who wrote, "JobEnable.com is a valuable resource for anyone who feels they are being judged by their limitations instead of their abilities."

Matt serves on the Junior Advisory Council and the Dystonia Advocacy Coalition for the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. He has also spoken to Congress and members of the Senate on behalf of Dystonia. In addition, he has been a speaker at The Children and Family Dystonia Symposium.

About NetworkIP

NetworkIP is changing the way businesses and people grow and enhance their connections. Since 1998, the company has innovated patented and best-in-class stored value technologies, systems and integrated services that ensure reliability, minimize complexity and increase profitability. A privately held company and a leader in stored value solutions, NetworkIP sets industry standards for quality, integrity and functionality. For more information on how to enhance your valued connections, please visit: www.NetworkIP.net.

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