Texas HireAbility Campaign Raising Awareness of Hiring People with Disabilities

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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has partnered with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions to launch the Texas HireAbility campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.  The campaign is launched in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month to highlight the contributions of people with disabilities in the workforce. Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation for Disability Employment Awareness Month in Texas. The Texas HireAbility campaign will feature statewide events and resources for employers and job-seekers with disabilities.

Texas HireAbility resources for employers will include a Workplace Accessibility Webinar which employers can access on-demand from the Texas HireAbility website in early October.  TWC will also connect employers to resources on recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities through the TWC Solutions blog and other social media channels.

As part of the campaign’s launch in October, TWC will partner with Texas Workforce Solutions offices across the state to promote job and hiring fairs to that connect Texas employers with job seekers with disabilities.  These events will be ongoing and will provide opportunities for employers to receive resumes and applications, as well as conduct onsite or post-event interviews.  TWC will also promote events to help employers learn more about recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities.

Check out October’s full schedule of events associated with National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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