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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Prince George’s County is Proud to Support National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Department of Family Services to Host October 10th Career Fair for Disability Community.

National Disability Awareness Month Graphic 2019
Camp Springs, MD - Held each October, National Disability Employment Month (NDEAM) aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.  This year's theme, "The Right Talent, Right Now,” emphasizes the essential role people with disabilities play in America’s economic success, especially in an era when historically low unemployment and global competition are creating a high demand for skilled talent.  NDEAM is led by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year.  

Reflecting this year's theme, the Department of Family Services will host a career fair on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 11 AM – 2 PM at 6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD.  The purpose of the event is to bring together job seekers with employers throughout the community who actively employ persons with disabilities. The Department of Family Services is encouraging Prince George’s County individuals with disabilities to bring resumes for organizations seeking the “Right Talent, Right Now.”

For more information on National Disability Employment Awareness Month visit dol.gov/odep/. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to participate in County sponsored services, programs, or activities, please call 301-265-8450 or Maryland Relay 711.

History of National Disability Employment Awareness Month:
In 1945, Congress enacted a law declaring the first week in October, each year, "National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week." In 1962, the word "physically" was removed to acknowledge the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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