Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability’s Reverse Job Fair with Fishers Employers and Job Candidates
Grace Church - Fishers Campus 11:30 am to 3 pm
12450 Olio Rd.
11:30 am to 12:30 pm - Employer training with lunch
12:15 pm to 12:30 pm - Candidate set up
1 pm to 3 pm - Job Fair
Employers will receive information on each candidate and be able to visit with the candidates that they are interested in based on their business need. Job Coaches will also be on hand to talk though support during the hiring and on boarding process. Event is free but space is limited.
Employer Eventbrite- https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reverse-job-fair-employee-registration-tickets-94188399037
Myth: People with disabilities have more sick days.
Fact: Studies provided by the National Business and Disability Council at the Viscardi Center have reported people with disabilities had fewer absences than those without disabilities and had fewer days of unscheduled absences.
Myth: It will be difficult to supervise employees with disabilities.
Fact: A Harris poll found that 82% of managers said employees with disabilities were no harder to supervise than employees without disabilities.
Myth: People with disabilities are unable to meet performance standards, thus making them a bad employment risk.
Fact: In 1990 DuPont conducted a survey of 811 employees with disabilities and found that 90% rated average, above average or better in job performance compared to 95% for employees without disabilities.
From the Institute For Community Inclusion
• Nearly 50 million Americans say they have a disability--almost one in five Americans. (Source: 2000 Census)
• People with disabilities make up 18.7% of the working age population, yet almost 70% of people with disabilities are unemployed.
• Among the unemployed, 2 out of 3 want to work. (Source: N.O.D./Harris Poll 2000)