Ohio Valley Goodwill is pleased to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October and embraces this year’s theme: ‘My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am’
This October, Ohio Valley Goodwill will join the nation in acknowledging the importance of employees with disabilities — a vital component of the U.S. labor force — during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s celebration marks 70 years since President Truman authorized Congress to officially recognize workers with disabilities.
This year’s theme, developed by the U.S. Department of Labor — “My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am” — underscores the fact that employees with disabilities bring a wide variety of skills to the table. They make up nearly 20 percent of America’s workforce, yet their unemployment rate is more than twice that of workers without disabilities. It is crucial that American employers continue to make efforts to hire workers of all backgrounds and abilities.
For almost 100 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill has worked tirelessly to support job seekers with disabilities and specialized circumstances through training, placement and employment efforts. Last year alone, Goodwill offered services to more than 3,400 people and helped almost 1000 to get jobs in the community. The celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness month provides Goodwill’s Employment Services team another opportunity to work with employers on hiring well-trained employees that offer a diverse array of skills to the workforce. Join Goodwill in putting people to work this Fall!
For more information about our Employment Services program, visit www.goodwillemploymentservices.com or call (513) 771-4800.