October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Job One is celebrating all month long. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the perfect time to celebrate the individuals we serve!
All members of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to participate in celebrating this month. 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.
Held annually, National Disability Employment Awareness Month is led by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to participate in NDEAM.
For specific ideas about how the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce members can support National Disability Employment Awareness Month, visit www.dol.gov/NDEAM or www.JobOneKC.org. Suggestions range from simple, such as putting up a poster, to comprehensive, such as implementing a disability education program. Regardless, all play an important part in fostering a more equitable and inclusive workforce, one where all people are recognized for their abilities — every day of every month.
Job One is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides sheltered and community employment services and community-based day services for people with disabilities in the Kansas City region through partnerships with government organizations and the business community, and donations to their One Fund program. Job One offers packaging and assembly services for government, healthcare, industrial and commercial customers. It also provides contractual services to federal agencies through the AbilityOne® Program. Job One operates in multiple sites across the KC Metro, with offices located in Grandview, Kansas City, and Independence, Missouri. Visit www.JobOneKC.org for more information.