White House Hosts Summit on Disability and Employment
On February 3rd, the Obama Administration hosted the "Summit on Disability and Employment.” Focused on providing businesses, advocates and the general public with information on new and existing federal resources to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities, the Summit provided attendees with a forum to share best practices and effective strategies to successfully recruit, hire, promote and retain employees with disabilities.
Coinciding with the day’s program, the White House released its newest disability publication: “Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers.” Authored by the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative, the Resource Guide serves as a blueprint for employers looking to create more inclusive workplaces.
For more information on the Summit, please read the White House blog. To learn more about the Resource Guide and read it in its entirety, please visit the LEAD Center Resource Center.