3/28/14: County Office for the Disabled, Partners Present Diversity Career Fair

Modified: January 23, 2015 2:59pm

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April 2nd Event held in honor of Autism Awareness Month; over 25 WNY employers participating

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Office for the Disabled has announced that a Diversity Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 2 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the downtown branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Fair will bring together employers ranging from health and human service providers to manufacturers and retailers with job and career information for attendees.

Director of the Erie County Office for the Disabled Frank Cammarata III said, “The Diversity Career Fair is a great way for job seekers to meet face-to-face with potential employers and explore jobs and careers. A number of the employers who are participating have been nominated for or have won annual awards from disability employment service providers during National Disability Employment Awareness Month, so their outreach and information will be of great benefit to all job hunters at the Fair.”

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (“NDEAM”) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The Erie County Office for the Disabled joins with partners each October to host an annual NDEAM celebration for local companies that hire people with disabilities.

Included among the employers at the Diversity Career Fair are Univera Health, Fidelis Health, Autism Services, the Cantalician Center for Learning, Just for Kids, Wegmans, and Home Depot.

Along with the Erie County Office for the Disabled, the Diversity Career Fair is sponsored by Catholic Health, the NYS Commission for the Blind, HRA, Innovative Placements, ACCES-VR, and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.