2021 Disability Employment Awareness Celebration, Tuesday, September  28, 2021, 10 a.m. (EDT)

Save the date to honor outstanding employers that are committed to hiring people with disabilities

Disability Employment Awareness Celebration

Save the date to see outstanding employers that are committed to hiring people with disabilities that the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Division of Blind Services and the Able Trust will honor. These employers' commitment and support provides much more than income; they provide community connection and purpose for employees and opens their company to a new level of support from customers and other businesses that value inclusion.

Last year, VR served 476 businesses, 39,460 individuals including more than 20,283 transition-age youth. VR assisted 5,055 Floridians become successfully employed. It is not just finding a job but helping VR customers find a career that aligns with their individual strengths, interests, abilities, perspectives, aptitude and priorities.

Since 1945, Disability Employment Awareness Celebration (DEAC) is a national campaign that celebrates the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices.

Watch the 100-year DEAC Celebration from 2020

VR Helps Businesses Find and Keep Talent

If you are looking to diversify your workforce, look no further than VR. VR will customize services to your business needs. We offer referral of qualified candidates and proven inclusion strategies, such as interactive disability awareness trainings, youth internships, and on-the-job training. All business services are no cost and will help you build your talent pipeline.
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