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Employment of People with Disabilities
At DePaul Industries, we aim to be the top choice and provide great service to customers of our staffing, security and consumer products divisions. But we also have a social mission: to help people with disabilities to have the opportunity to work.
2016 was a big year for us, and our impact for the year is featured in the infographic below.
October may bring to mind visions of falling leaves, pumpkin patches, apple cider and Halloween. But October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which recognizes and celebrates the contributions of American workers with disabilities.
Since DePaul Industries was founded in 1971, we've provided job opportunities for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and over the years our program has taken many different forms. Now our Unified Workforce program is embarking on a new era, helping our employees to gain new skills and attain jobs in the community.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), working to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Not only is 2015 the 70th year some form of NDEAM has been recognized, but also the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
As the job market continues to improve and unemployment falls, employers in a variety of sectors are having trouble finding qualified employees. They may not realize that they’re overlooking a major pool of qualified candidates, who have low rates of absenteeism and high retention rates: people with disabilities.
The May jobs report released this morning was guardedly positive, with non-farm payrolls adding 217,000 jobs and unemployment remaining roughly flat.