Nationwide campaign will take place in October
(Springfield, Ohio) — October 3, 2022 — The Abilities Connection (TAC) today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945 when Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” In 1962, the word “physically” was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
“Our national recovery from the pandemic cannot be completed without the inclusion of all Americans, in particular people with disabilities,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “Their contributions have historically been vital to our nation’s success, and are more important today than ever. We must build an economy that fully includes the talent and drive of those with disabilities.”
Throughout the month, TAC will be engaging in a variety of activities to educate the community on disability employment issues and its commitment to an inclusive work culture. These efforts include running social media awareness campaigns and encouraging employers to actively recruit people with disabilities for their open positions. Additionally, each year TAC recognizes local business partners that employ people with disabilities by presenting them with personalized perpetual plaques.
“The Abilities Connection is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Jim Zahora, TAC CEO. “We are grateful to the businesses and employers who provide access to employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We hope our participation in NDEAM will open up even more doors to inclusive jobs in our community for this hard-working and dedicated
Employers can learn more about opportunities to tap into this underutilized workforce by visiting www.tacind.com.
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