October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and to honor that, the Union County Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the Department of Human Services, the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs and the American Job Center, will host an Inclusive Hiring Event for Union County residents with disabilities and specials needs who are 18 years of age and older on Friday, October 28, 2022.
“We encourage all residents to attend this inclusive hiring event, where they can speak in-person with representatives from various companies and learn about the different positions available,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “This is a great opportunity and on behalf of the Board, I would like to thank the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs and the American Job Center and its participants for coordinating these efforts.”
Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Inclusive Hiring event will be held at the Warinanco Sports Center, located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park. Various positions are available with employers Walgreens, Council for Airport Opportunity (CAO), Port Authority of NY/NJ, and IKEA.
“After speaking to many residents and their families about hosting an inclusive hiring event dedicated to those with special needs and disabilities, I brought this initiative to our committee and I am so thankful we were able to put this together for our residents,” said Commissioner Sergio Granados, liaison to the Workforce Development Board. “We have worked with the employers you will find at this hiring event at previous events and they continue to advocate for our County community. Holding this hiring event truly embraces inclusivity and I hope everyone looking for employment will join us.”
While this is a free event, registration is required. The deadline is register is October 21, 2022. To sign up for this event, residents can visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-hiring-event-tickets-390661568267 .
“The Council for Airport Opportunity is excited to partner with the Union County Board of County Commissioners to present airport employment opportunities at the upcoming inclusive hiring event,” said a representative from CAO. “The Council for Airport Opportunity works to support people from all backgrounds and abilities to secure employment at our local airports. We are committed to helping all of our customers attain success in their career goals. Our airports are booming with activity and we want to ensure that local residents of all backgrounds are benefiting from the jobs created by this economic engine.”
“Walgreens is excited to be a hiring employer at this Inclusive Hiring Event and look forward to meeting our customers who may potentially become team members,” said a representative from Walgreens.
“The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has a long-standing commitment to an inclusionary workplace and continues to take steps to cultivate, recognize and celebrate a welcoming and respectful work environment,” said Daniel Duffy, President, Port Authority Abilities Network. “Events such as this help us develop a pool of highly qualified job applicants that reflects our commitment. Additionally, the Port Authority Abilities Network is instrumental in meeting the agency’s commitment to exceptional customer service.”
The Inclusive Hiring Event is an event of the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, under the Division of Individual and Family Support Services and the American Job Center, Union County Department of Human Services. This event was made possible by a grant provided to us through the Kessler Foundation.
More information about the Office for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs, please call the office at 908-527-4807 or 908-527-4781. For more information about future job fairs/hiring events, please call the American Job Center at (908) 558-8000.
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