Spread the Word: National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness month! Led by Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, this observance gives us the opportunity to promote the contributions and achievements made by people with disabilities in America’s workforce and economy.

Spotlight on Equity

This year’s theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.” Persons with disabilities are the largest minority (underserved?) population in the nation – and the numbers continue to grow. Like other marginalized groups, they are often overlooked, and their talents go unrecognized.

Raise Awareness

This month we have the chance to raise awareness about the benefits and value that workers with disabilities can bring to a business. There are lots of ways to advocate for a more inclusive workforce that ensures each person is recognized for their abilities and strengths.

    Link to Living with Disabilities infographic about the Number of Americans with a Disability by Age, Sex, and Disability Type

    Celebrate Inclusivity

    Here are some ideas and resources to help in your awareness raising awareness about the benefit of hiring people with disabilities including sharing messages on your website, in your newsletter, or on your social media channels about increasing workplace diversity by hiring people with disabilities

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