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The Right Talent, Right Now – Get Ready for NDEAM 2019

September 3, 2019
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

Is your business ready for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? Every October, this nationwide campaign is a time to celebrate the skills and talents that people with disabilities bring to America’s workplaces. It is a great time for your organization to demonstrate your commitment to disability inclusion.

This year’s NDEAM theme is The Right Talent, Right Now, which underscores the essential role that workers with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.

Need ideas for how to participate in NDEAM? The campaign’s national sponsor, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), offers a helpful list of ways to capitalize on NDEAM. Suggestions include promoting NDEAM on social media, hosting educational staff events, publishing articles about the campaign, issuing an NDEAM press release, and more. ODEP’s toolkit provides suggested language that you can customize for your particular needs.

One of the most popular ways of demonstrating your support for NDEAM and workers with disabilities is by displaying the official NDEAM poster, which is now available in English and Spanish. The free poster, featuring people with disabilities at work, is available for download or order in hard copy.

Thanks to ODEP’s NDEAM toolkit, it has never been easier to support NDEAM and showcase the ways that people with disabilities offer employers The Right Talent, Right Now.

For additional news and resources, sign up for ODEP’s e-mail updates.

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