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Hiring Workers with Disabilities in Slow Economy Beneficial for All

Hiring Workers with Disabilities in Slow Economy Beneficial for All

Seminar Highlights Techniques and Benefits of Hiring Persons with Disabilities

WHAT:    8th Annual Making A Difference Discovery Day
Using real world stories and techniques to help overcome barriers and benefit the bottom line, this half-day executive briefing shows businesses the positives of hiring people with developmental disabilities.  

Concrete take away information includes tax incentive and hiring advice/job development expertise.  Keynote speakers, interactive panels and multi-media presentations will share specific information about Assistive Technology (AT) developments which offer cost-effective and seamless transitioning, and how the private sector benefits by recruiting and employing the talents, gifts and skills of persons with disabilities.  

WHO:  Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) - Host
(Tom Seegmueller, Chair, and Eric Jacobson, Executive Director)

  • Moderator:  Richard Warner (What’s Up Interactive, GPB-TV Host)
  • 100 Georgia CEOs, business owners, HR policy makers, hiring managers, diversity officers, executives
  • Program Speakers include:  Neil Romano (Asst Secretary US Dept of Labor (ODEP) Office of Disability Employment Policy), Carolyn Cartwright (SunTrust Banks Inc, Sr VP Corp Diversity Initiatives Dir), Carmen Jones (Solutions Marketing CEO), Angela Mackey (Walgreen’s, Career Outreach Coordinator)
  • Sponsors include:  InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Southern Company, Georgia Power, SunTrust Banks Inc.  

WHEN:  Thursday, October 30, 2008
              9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel
                4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA  30346

WHY:  Developmental disability affects 1 in every 5 Georgians and 70% of working age Americans with disabilities are overlooked for employment.  In Georgia alone, this unemployed population numbers 120,000 workers, many of whom are highly responsible, dependable and eager to be in the workplace.