Employers, are you continually cycling through “entry level” positions? Individuals with disabilities want to work in their communities, and studies show they are less likely to miss work or call in sick, making them very valuable employees. People are more likely to shop at businesses that employ individuals with disabilities, and they represent a trillion-dollar market segment which is most likely to turn into a lasting customer base. People with disabilities are a largely untapped workforce that has so much to offer their communities.
To help you connect with the right employee, Lakeland Care is hosting a “Flipped” Job Fair on Thursday, April 27th from 10am until 1pm at Lakeland Care’s Fond du Lac office. There, Lakeland Care members who are seeking jobs will showcase their abilities and skills that can benefit area businesses. Employers are invited to attend and interview these individuals.
This unique event is made possible through a grant from the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD). This unique “Flipped” Job Fair is an opportunity for Lakeland Care members to match their skills and abilities to employers’ workforce needs. Businesses who employ people with disabilities turn social issues into business opportunities. These opportunities translate into lower costs, increased profits and higher revenues. These individuals have real skills, real abilities and a real desire to work.
For more information about the Flipped Job Fair, contact Megan Acheson, Employment Services Coordinator at Lakeland Care at 920-906-5181.