These stickers will soon be awarded to employers who have hired employees with developmental disabilities for a minimum of three months.

Reward diversity

Community Links/Supported Employment to present the “Diversity @ Work” window sticker.

As a follow up on our previous article “Inclusive hiring ups bottom line” (Gazette, July 24), Community Links/Supported Employment, a program of North Island Community Services Society in Port McNeill, is happy to present you the “Diversity @ Work” window sticker, a provincewide initiative launched by BC EmployNet, a unified network of service providers committed to advancing employment opportunities for youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

A window sticker is awarded to employers who have hired employees with developmental disabilities for a minimum of three months. This sticker will allow community members and consumers to know which businesses have displayed their faith in a diverse workplace on the North Island.

We encourage you to look for these window stickers and provide your full support to these businesses while out shopping the next time. We also invite you to look out for a series of employment success stories appearing in this paper in the near future.

We offer coaching in job search techniques, work attitudes and social skills. We provide on-site job support and we ensure that our employed “protégés” work to their full capacity.

We believe in real work for real pay!

If you are an employer looking for employees, contact Michèle Papp, North Island Community Services, at 250-902-7220 or nics-se@hotmail.com.

 

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