October is Community Inclusion Month — and Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM).
We would like to say a huge thank you to the inclusive workplaces and employers who are making a difference in the lives of the job seekers we support through our BACI Employment Services and Training (BEST).
Job seekers like Daniel, who now works at Driving Force, say that employment has had a huge impact on their life. “I’m earning money, learning new skills. I feel more self-assured and know I have friends at work and the office ladies are kind. Plus we have food lunches by the company.”
Leading a diverse workplace with disability-inclusive hiring has been shown to have the following lasting impressions:
• Changes employees’ lives and helps them succeed at work
• Enables businesses to fill required roles from the talent pool of people who have a disability
• Allows businesses to increase productivity, employee engagement and profitability
• Drives cultural change within a business• Strengthens brand reputation and customer loyalty for many businesses.
A win for everyone!