Hiring People With Disabilities Will Benefit Organizations, Event Speakers Say.

October 17, 2019

The Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch (10/17, Blackwell) reports, “Businesses should look for opportunities to hire people with disabilities as a way to bring diversity and talent into their organizations, speakers said” Thursday at the Disability Employment Awareness forum hosted by Anthem HealthKeepers Plus. The article says, “One way for businesses to help improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities is through local organizations such as Northstar Career Academy, a K-12 school in Henrico County that helps develop career skills for children and young adults with various physical and social challenges.” The academy “has a talent incubator program that puts its students into job-shadowing and internship programs at businesses in the Richmond region,” including Goochland County-based Performance Food Group Co. In addition, “Michelle Bellinger, a strategy and planning adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, said businesses should look for opportunities within their organizations for hiring people with disabilities.”

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