THRIVE team holding open house

September is Disability Employment Awareness Month in B.C..

September is Disability Employment Awareness Month in B.C..

To celebrate, the THRIVE team at Kooteany Career Development Society (KCDS)/WorkBC wants to inspire local employers to help us break down the barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from entering the workforce.

The message to employers is “doing good is good for business.”

Employers who hire persons with disabilities report experiencing increased profits through decreased sick time, higher employee loyalty and retention, and increased productivity.

The benefits to the individuals hired are equally rewarding, including an increased sense of worth, self-confidence and sense of community belonging, to name just a few.

THRIVE offers support to persons with disabilities seeking employment and provides support to employers who hire persons with disabilities.

Come join THRIVE and the KCDS team to talk about the future of hiring persons with disabilities in our community at an Open House at its Castlegar location Monday, September 29, 1 to 4 p.m..