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Posted on: June 7, 2018

4th Annual Accommodation for Success to Show Employers How to Reach Untapped Pool of Skilled Workers

June 7, 2018 

St. Charles County, Missouri – According to the 2010 U.S. Census, one in five Americans have a disability. Too often this is a barrier to employment until businesses learn the easy steps that make accommodations for success!

Regional organizations ready to discover an untapped pool of skilled workers are invited to attend the 4th Annual Accommodation for Success event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at Calvary Church, 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. This annual event is hosted by the Workforce Development boards of St. Charles County, St. Louis County, St. Louis, Jefferson-Franklin Counties and the Illinois counties of Madison and St. Clair in cooperation with numerous regional partners.

Attending employers learn how to build a diverse workforce that celebrates skilled professionals with disabilities; federal contractors and sub-contractors learn how to meet the 7 percent requirement for hiring workers with disabilities; and everyone finds out how to save time, money and energy in recruiting and retaining skilled employees from this untapped pool of workers. Accommodation for Success includes informative workshops, awards and a networking luncheon for businesses and organizations. From 1 to 3 p.m., a “Reverse Job Fair” features skilled workers ready to go to work for regional employers who will make an accommodation.

Admission is free, but early registration is suggested by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-accommodation-for-success-tickets-46725365827.

For more information, contact event co-chairs Lori Myers at 636-255-6060 ext. 5260, LMyers@sccmo.org, or Sandy Keyser at 636-926-1299, Sandy.Keyser@dmh.mo.gov.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Enger, Director of Communications, 636-949-7900, ext. 1856, menger@sccmo.org

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