How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Solve the Labor Shortage
Pacific Jewel A
Competencies: Organization (Technical), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Beginner (Committing to I&D)
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.
- 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.
Presenter:Jessica Tuman, Head of Voya Cares and ESG Center of Excellence,
Presenter:Jed Seifert, Co-founder,
Presenter:Zac Bradley, Vocational Specialist,
Presenter:Ryan Rotundo, Manager of Employment Programming,
National Down Syndrome Society
Moderator:Kandi Pickard, President and CEO,
National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)