On Wednesday, October 23rd, the Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association (BNHRA) hosted their monthly professional development event: Diversity in Hiring. It’s more than policy, it’s best practice.
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Every October, the US Department of Labor (DOL) observes the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This national campaign celebrates the contributions made by workers with disabilities and also raises awareness about the issues they face in employment.
It's happened too many times for me to count. A well-meaning person asks me if I work. It’s automatic. They take one look at my disability and motorized wheelchair, and think: “this person couldn’t possibly work.”
To mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month, SHRM supports efforts to expand the talent pool for jobs, including with people with Down syndrome
ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2018 — Given the most competitive job market in decades, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) actively advocates for employers to expand the pool of people considered for employment. Today, SHRM recognized the progressive work of the National Down Syndrome Society with a surprise to the organization to further its #DSWORKS® Employment Program.