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Customized Employment – Training for West Hawaii Employers
June 4, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Business Case for Hiring Workers with Disabilities
There are both civic and strong economic reasons to consider people with disabilities as employees. This breakfast session illustrates through multiple examples how a variety of companies benefitted from hir- ing and training a diverse mix of people who previously faced significant barriers to employment. The lesson learned is simple: Success results from matching an individual’s skills and preferences to work- place environments where your new employee helps satisfy the unmet needs of the business, a specific department, or your customers.
Cary Griffin is Senior Partner of Griffin-Hammis Associates. Currently, Cary manages over 2 dozen nationally distributed projects related to Customized Employment implementation and training, systems change, and microenterprise. He is the co-author of Making Self- Employment Work for People with Disabilities and The Job Developer’s Handbook. Cary is also the Board Chair for the Center for Social Capital that oversees the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation’s Microloan Fund.
RSVP using the registration form below. To request an accommodation, call (808) 956-9529 by Wednesday, May 21st.
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