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On Friday, Sept. 24, NJBIA will host a webinar to discuss the benefits and process of hiring individuals with disabilities and how they will help companies thrive.

The “Hiring People with Disabilities: What Employers Need to Know” webinar starts at 2 p.m. There will be 20 organizations taking part in the event.

The event will cover how to recruit people with disabilities; strategies for onboarding and retaining disabled employees; the role of job coaches; tax credits available and more.

Thomas Baffuto, the executive director of The Arc of New Jersey, will moderate a panel discussion that  includes: Best Buddies International State Director Matthew Fernandes and state  Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services program specialists Cheryl Casciano, Marc Schweitzer, and Jennifer Veneziani. 

To register for the event, click here.

NJBIA has been supporting growing efforts to promote and advance the inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) within the workplace.

Earlier this year, three bills that would encourage the hiring of IDD easily passed through the Assembly Human Services Committee.

Additionally, NJBIA and other business groups penned a letter to Senate President Steve Sweeney, a leading advocate for adults with developmental disabilities, offering steps that could be taken to enhance opportunities for the IDD community so all residents can have a place in moving New Jersey’s economy forward.