Disability Employment Awareness Month Calls for Workplace Changes

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and this year’s theme of “Expect. Employ. Empower.” encourages employers to educate employees about disability awareness and consider how they can create a work culture that is friendly to people with disabilities. Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy, said that employers have a role to play when increasing opportunities for people with disabilities to find meaningful employment. “(The theme) conveys that advancing disability employment is about much more than just hiring,” Martinez said in a press statement. “It’s about creating a continuum of inclusion. And the first step on this continuum is expectation.”

In conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, President Barack Obama announced several new initiatives to provide equal access to employment opportunities for all Americans, including a daylong job fair offering job opportunities in the federal government for people with disabilities.

Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates has long been committed to hiring people with disabilities and supporting organizations that work with people with disabilities, including The Rehabilitation Institute and the Nassau Citizens AHRC Foundation.

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