As we celebrated Disability Employment Awareness Month in October, we had the opportunity to partner with stakeholders around Florida including career service providers, businesses, local municipalities, and education leaders. October provided a great opportunity to develop new partnerships that are vital to raising awareness about the importance of employing Floridians with disabilities.
As we continue to work with employers who are making efforts to ensure their hiring strategies include job seekers with disabilities, we are excited about our first training session with the Small Business Development Council Network (SBDC) consultants.
In conjunction with a training session for Jacksonville-area career service providers, the training for SBDC consultants was led by Bill Santos of Employment Management Professionals Oakville. Santos walked the consultants through a course designed to help businesses identify the true needs for their positions, and how to convey those open job needs to career service providers.