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Lakeland Care Inc. recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month with its first All Abilities Job and Resource Fair

Event welcomes employers, those with disabilities seeking employment Wednesday, October 5 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center

Lakeland Care Inc., providing long-term care services and supports to eligible frail elders and individuals with physical and intellectual or developmental disabilities through Wisconsin’s Family Care program, is recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month with an All Abilities Job and Resource Fair. The fair connects employers who value the unique contributions and benefits of employing those with disabilities with future potential employees. It also connects those with a variety of disabilities with resources in their community.

“Providing valuable, meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities contributes to successful communities in many ways,” said Rose White, Community Supports Supervisor at Lakeland Care. “Employment encourages independence, contributes to confidence, and is one way people feel included in their community.” 

The All Abilities Job and Resource Fair will take place Wednesday, October 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the Oshkosh Convention Center, located at 2 N. Main Street in Oshkosh (map). Lakeland Care Inc. was the recipient of funds raised by the 2022 Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Oshkosh Program, making this event possible. 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month is held annually in October and acknowledges the contributions to the nation’s economy made by workers with disabilities, current and past. The commemoration also showcases supportive and inclusive policies and practices benefiting workers and employers. The 2022 theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation” observing the importance of inclusive employment policies and practices.

“For employers, the energy and dedication this workforce brings is unmatched, and often employees with disabilities contribute greatly to a positive company culture,” said White. 

Organizations expected to be in attendance at the All Abilities Job and Resource Fair include Lakeland Care Inc., 4Imprint, Ascension Mercy Hospital, Brewing Futures Mobile Café- OASD, Brotoloc North, Dunkin’/Baskin Robbins, Evergreen Retirement Community, Festival Foods, Goodwill NCW, Hilton Garden Inn, Pick ‘n Save, Shawano Medical Transport, Starstruck Artistry Beauty Studio, VPI and more.

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