Labor Department, Disability Rights Center Host Virtual Panel on Disabilities Employment

‘Small Business at Work American Disabilities Act (ADA) Toolkit’ (submitted photo)

On Oct. 27, the Disability Rights Center of the VI (DRCVI) successfully hosted the first virtual Employer Recruitment Roundtable to observe National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month.  The 2021 theme for the month is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” which reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four employers with numerous openings discussed their recruitment process, screening and career advancement opportunities. The event featured employers that included The Ritz Carlton St. Thomas, Select Temp Staffing, Schneider Regional Medical Center and Sion Farm Distillery/Mutiny Island Vodka.

National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. View the Webinar online by visiting the website.