Business Breakfast Bytes - September 2018
Topic: People with Disabilities: An Underutilized Talent Pool
Sponsored by: Katapult, LLC. and Employment First/Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
and facilitate this panel of experts including:
- Doug Pollesch, District Leader of Kwik Trip
- Edward Ruffolo, Director of Technology at Miron Construction
- Darrin Kuehn, Senior Director Store Operations at Festival Foods
- Nicole Greetan, Business Services Consultant at Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
- Emily Warriner, Manager, and Vanessa Mcgovert, Regional Director of Planet Fitness
- And more to come!
Has your company ever experienced challenges hiring qualified, committed employees? Were you aware that Wisconsin has an extremely low unemployment rate? Did you know that there is an underutilized talent pool of people who want to work and offer a wide and diverse range of education, experience and skills? More than 15 million working aged people with disabilities in the U.S. report being unemployed or underemployed when they would rather be working more.
Hiring those with disabilities has the power to not only improve the life of the individual employed, but also to improve the overall culture of a business. One of the goals of the September Business Breakfast Bytes is to break down any stigmas relating to the topic - such as the thought that "providing accommodations for people with disabilities is expensive". According to the Department of Labor, "57% of accommodations cost absolutely nothing, while the rest typically cost only $500". There are also tax incentives to assist employers in covering the costs. Are you already hiring individuals from this talent pool? This presentation will also touch on how to expand and improve upon the current process you already have in place.
Come and learn why hiring people with disabilities is not about charity, but about smart business!