Deep-Dive Session
How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Solve the Labor Shortage
Pacific Jewel A
In-Person Tuesday 10/25/2022 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Beginner (Committing to DEI)
Workplace Application:
This session will empower organizations looking to effectively hire, retain, and promote people with all disabilities in their workplaces 

Session seating is first come, first served. Thank you for your cooperation.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has eased a bit, the US is experiencing a strong labor demand and low unemployment, leading to a worker shortage. The disability community is an important resource in addressing this increased demand for talent, yet it is greatly underutilized. This session will present how organizations can attain leadership buy-in through a clear business case for disability inclusion in the workplace, as well as highlighting the voice of employees with disabilities during the session.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of effective ways to engage with leadership and secure their buy-in for disability employment initiatives.
  • Highlight the business case for disability-inclusive employment.
  • Recognize how the current labor market can help to advance opportunities for disability employment.
Jessica Tuman Photo
Jessica Tuman, Head of Voya Cares and ESG Center of Excellence,
Voya Financial
Jed Seifert Photo
Jed Seifert, Co-founder,
Stakes Manufacturing
Zac Bradley Photo
Zac Bradley, Vocational Specialist,
Shepherd Center
Ryan Rotundo Photo
Ryan Rotundo, Manager of Employment Programming,
National Down Syndrome Society
Kandi Pickard Photo
Kandi Pickard, President and CEO,
National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)