October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! According to the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) NDEAM dates back to 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.
Learn more about the evolution of NDEAM and other landmark disability legislation and events in this interactive timeline.
While progress has occurred since people with disabilities were referred to as handicapped much more work needs to be done to create employment opportunities so, join AbilityLinks in celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month by attending the Inclusion Drives Innovation Job and Resource Fair. This is an in person job fair being held in Chicago on October 26, 2017 at:
The Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph St.
Many Chicago area businesses will have booths at the job fair to meet you and other qualified candidates! While you are there please be sure to stop by the AbilityLinks booth to say hello and learn more about our program.
Chicago area individuals with disabilities seeking employment and resources as well as interested others. For reasonable accommodations requests contact 312/814-6278. Job fair hours are 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
The job fair is sponsors by the Interagency Committee for Employees with Disabilities (ICED) a state committee co-chaired by the Illinois Department of Human Rights (DHR) and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).