National Disability Employment Awareness Month

LRCS Celebrates National Employment Awareness Month

Duncan is all smiles as he waters the plants during his shift at Granite State GreenHouse, a garden center located in New Hampton.

LRCS kicks off National Disability Employment Awareness Month on October 1st, 2021.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose is to educate and raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for this year is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.”

“Our national recovery from the pandemic cannot be completed without the inclusion of all Americans, in particular people with disabilities,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. “Their contributions have historically been vital to our nation’s success, and are more important today than ever. We must build an economy that fully includes the talent and drive of those with disabilities.”

Reflecting on this year’s theme, throughout the month, Lakes Region Community Services will be engaging in various activities to educate and raise awareness on disability employment issues and its commitment to inclusive work culture.

Lakes Region Community Services is proud to be a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month,” said Wendy Robb, Director of StaffWorks. “We want to spread the important message that all people have value in the workforce, especially those with disabilities. We are proud of the progress that has been made, but there is still a responsibility to remove the barriers that remain for individuals with disabilities. We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to find a good job and have a quality life filled with possibilities.