Business leaders asked to remember disabled persons when hiring new employees

By | September 30, 2014
Bainbridge, GA Mayor Edward Reynolds, left, and Michael Edwards, right

Bainbridge, GA Mayor Edward Reynolds, left, and Michael Edwards, right, a representative from the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

Bainbridge Mayor Edward Reynolds recently signed a proclamation, proclaiming the month of October as “National Disability Employment Awareness Month”. Michael Edwards, a representative from the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency – Vocational Rehabilitation Program was present to accept the proclamation.

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Georgia Industries for the Blind, who is part of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency and who has been providing employment opportunities for people who are blind since 1949, would like to remind you that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has designated the official theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, October 2014 as “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

The theme conveys that we all have a role to play in and a benefit to gain from increasing opportunities for meaningful employment for people with disabilities.
Georgia Industries for the Blind would like to spread the important message that a strong workforce is one inclusive of the skills and talents of all individuals, including individuals with disabilities.

GIB operates facilities in Albany, Bainbridge, Griffin and Warner Robins, Georgia.

 



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