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Governor Walz Proclaims October Disability Employment Awareness Month

Published October 1, 2020

On the 29th of September, Governor Tim Walz proclaimed October 2020 as Disability Employment Awareness Month and in doing so reaffirmed the value of individuals with disabilities in the workplace and the importance of employers who provide opportunities for work experience. You may view the proclamation for yourself by clicking here.

It is reaffirming to know that the needs and contributions of individuals with disabilities do not go unnoticed, but the fact remains that the unemployment rate of this group is double that of people without disabilities. There is still a great deal of work to be done, and that’s why we hope you will join us this October in celebrating the employers in our community who have made a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Follow Merrick, Inc., on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to watch for more posts about National Disability Employment Awareness Month or, better yet, create your own posts celebrating these amazing employers. Just be sure to include #NDEAM in your posts to help spread the word.