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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. This month, employers of all sizes from all industries are encouraged to observe NDEAM by learning about disability employment issues and recognizing the contributions of Americans with disabilities in the workplace. The 2018 NDEAM theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All,” which emphasizes the importance of creating inclusive workplaces for everyone.
During October and all year round, Ohio Valley Goodwill recognizes the value of providing job training and employment for individuals with disabilities in the Greater Cincinnati community. We’re proud to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, joining other service providers, advocacy groups, and employers around the country who share our passion for supporting job seekers with disabilities.
For more than 100 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill has provided skill training, job placement services, and employment assistance for those with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Last year alone, more than 3,400 individuals received vocational support through our services and programs. Through the power of work, individuals with disabilities receive more than a paycheck; they also gain a sense of independence, self-esteem, and empowerment.
Ultimately, we believe that making our workforce more inclusive improves the overall economic health and vitality of our community. We’re proud to share the inspirational success stories of individuals who have received support from Ohio Valley Goodwill.
This October, Goodwill encourages companies and organizations to participate in NDEAM by raising awareness about the important message of workplace inclusion for all. Here are some ways business leaders, employees, and community members can take part in NDEAM:
Please join us this October and help people go to work in our community! Learn about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs and services and find more information about NDEAM on the U.S. Department of Labor website.