What does National Disability Employment Awareness Month mean at WeCo?
October has been declared National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by the US Department of Labor. What does disability employment mean in an organization where more than 90% of us live with disabilities? In a company where diversity and inclusion are living and breathing examples in the people we employ?
The 2022 NDEAM theme is: “Equity is Part of the Equation.”
Equity is something that is not only part and parcel of WeCo’s approach to employment, it’s also woven into every product we design and deliver.
As a group of digital technologists living with disabilities, it brings a level of insight to our clients that many other companies simply can’t match.
We’re proud of that.
Disability Employment Perspective:
Kelli Ryan, WeCo Human Resource Lead
“Disability employment is a constant journey. I am always learning new things and new ways to engage and interact with candidates and with our current employees. It’s WeCo mission, as well as my own personal mission, to walk the walk of inclusivity and to allow our staff to bring their entire self to work each day. I am rewarded every day that I come to work to be able to work side by side with my teammates and to continue looking for these amazing, talented, professional individuals who also happen to live with disabilities.”
Resources about disability employment
The Accessible Virtual Office Tickets, Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite
Barrier Breakers: A Celebration of Disability Employment (NDEAM) Tickets, Thu, Oct 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite
Disability Employment: Yes You Can
About the Leading Disability Employer Award
The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal™ is a public recognition applauding organizations that are leading the way in disability inclusion and tapping into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including high rates of productivity and dedication, and greater employee engagement across the workforce. WeCo has earned the “Leading Disability Employer” Award status from the National Organization on Disability for the past three years. (Watch for the 2022 NOD DEA announcement soon!)