SourceAmerica and its network of nonprofit agencies are highlighting the importance of inclusion and the workforce contributions of people with disabilities during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Throughout October, SourceAmerica will celebrate with the theme announced by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy – America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.
“While the nation continues to face challenges from the global pandemic, people with disabilities are still rising to the occasion and contributing to workplace success. As a nation, we need to make a commitment to an inclusive national recovery from the pandemic, ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to economic opportunity and – if needed – accommodations and supports that allow everyone to contribute their skills and talents.”
— SourceAmerica Interim President and CEO Richard Belden
Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged all month long to recognize the value employees with disabilities bring to the US economy and workforce. In support of this year’s theme, SourceAmerica will engage in a variety of activities to increase awareness of disability employment issues and reaffirm its commitment to an inclusive work culture. These efforts include a social media campaign and amplifying the voices of people with disabilities who support AbilityOne Program contracts.
“The AbilityOne Program is one of the nation’s largest sources of employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. There are nearly 40,000 AbilityOne employees in the SourceAmerica network, and each of their voices matters,” Belden says. “During National Disability Employment Awareness Month and all year long, we have to spread the important message that their perspectives and experiences enrich the American workforce.”
[Source(s): SourceAmerica, PR Newswire]