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2020 Opportunity Career Expo

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Augustana University Elmen Center

2505 S. Grange Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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2020 Opportunity Career Expo for People with Disabilities Looking for Employment and for Employers Looking for Employees

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Progressive employers everywhere are learning that businesses inclusive of people with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, benefit from a wider pool of talent, skills and creative business solutions. They’re also recognizing disability diversity as an important way to tap into a growing market, since people with disabilities represent the third largest market segment in the U.S. We also know businesses are struggling to fill their workforce needs.

Hiring someone with a disability is not an act of charity. One of the hardest things about living with a disability means living with the assumptions people will make. That’s why it’s important to understand that a candidate is to not be defined by his or her disability. Employers in South Dakota are hiring people with disabilities because it’s good for businesses' bottom line. Studies have shown that employees with disabilities stay at jobs longer, thus reducing the time and cost involved in retraining and replacing personnel. Other benefits reported by businesses include improvement in productivity and morale and more diversity in the workplace. The South Dakota employment rate is at 82.5%. South Dakota’s employment rate for individuals with disabilities sits at 51.3%. By proactively tapping into a willing and capable workforce and employing individuals with disabilities, businesses can gain a better understanding of how to meet the needs of this important and expanding customer base.

If you are a job seeker, please consider attending if you are looking for employment.

If you are an employer, please consider registering for a vendor booth to interact and engage with prospective employees of all abilities! Register by April 1st, 2020 to be included in the OCE program.

Registered employers include: Raven Industries, Five Star Call Centers, Avera Health, Sioux Falls School District and more!

To learn more about how to utilize an untapped, willing and capable work force, please visit:

www.abilityforhire.com or sfbrn.org

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Augustana University Elmen Center

2505 S. Grange Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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