Senator Aguon to host job fair for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October

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At least 17 jobs available at upcoming event.

Guam – In partnership with iCAN Resources, a nonprofit organization federally contracted to provide food and custodial services on-island , Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr. today announced he will be hosting a job fair for persons with significant disabilities for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “My disability is one part of who I am.” 

The history of National Disability Employment Awareness Month traces back to 1945, when 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. 

iCAN Resources will be recruiting  for seventeen(17) custodial positions for a new project that will begin in January 2016.  iCANResources will be conducting on-the-spot interviews for individuals who meet the qualifications under the AbilityOne Program.  The AbilityOne Program provides employment opportunities to tens of thousands of Americans who are blind or have significant disabilities. More than 600 participating, community-based nonprofit agencies from across the country train and employ these individuals with disabilities.

 The job fair will be held on:

 

  •  Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: I Liheslaturan Guåhan- Public Hearing Room   

 

Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr. releases the following statement: 

 

“This year is the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and I am honored to partner with iCAN Resouces, who in turn, will be providing job opportunities for those individuals with significant disabilities,” said Senator Aguon.