September is Disability Employment Month!

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In recognition of Disability Employment Month, a booth was set up at the 2nd Annual Surrey WorkBC Hiring Fair.  The booth featured staff from various community programs specializing in programs offered to people with disabilities. Brochures from Back in Motion, Community Living BC, Rotary at Work, Neil Squire Society and Semiahmoo House Society were available for attending job seekers to take.

There were clients with disabilities, along with their customized employment specialists, supporting the event through a supervised work experience.  The clients and their workers were an integral part of the event, and completed various tasks including welcoming job seekers at the door with an event program, collecting evaluation forms and distributing water to employers.  At least one disability client from AVIA Employment was interviewed by a potential employer!