June 2008

Halfaker Hires Iraqi Interpreter Who Saved Journalist's Life After IED Attack

Omar is an Iraqi who was working as an interpreter with the U.S. Army when ABC News Journalist, Bob Woodruff, was injured in Iraq January 2006, and was with him in the tank when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

The soldiers who were with them that day say if it wasn't for Omar, who administered Bob's immediate first aid, he probably would not have survived. "It was Omar who said, 'No, no we can get him out of here,'" recalled Maj. Mike Jason.

Halfaker's CEO Featured as a Keynote Speaker at the ODEP Summit on Disability Employment Policy

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) was authorized by Congress in the Department of Labor's FY 2001 appropriation. Recognizing the need for a national policy to ensure that people with disabilities are fully integrated into the 21st Century workforce, the Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao delegated authority and assigned responsibility to the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy. ODEP is a sub-cabinet level policy agency in the Department of Labor.