Expo Promotes Hiring of Manitobans with Disabilities

Expo Promotes Hiring of Manitobans with Disabilities

employABILITY ExpoAn expo today will promote the hiring of persons with disabilities in Manitoba.

The 5th annual employABILITY Expo is being put on by the Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC).

“Research indicates people with disabilities perform as well or better than their co-workers without disabilities, they have lower absenteeism than nondisabled employees, and they also tend to stay with their employers longer, reducing recruiting and training costs,” said Shannon Fontaine, CEO of MTEC. “It truly is win-win-win.”

October is officially known as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Manitoba, as proclaimed in 2012.

The expo will be kicked off by Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Family Services and the Minister for Persons with Disabilities.

Mark Wafer, member of the federal government’s panel on labour market opportunities, will deliver the keynote address.

The expo is being held at the Victoria Inn and Convention Centre.

— Staff

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