The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), which is celebrated in October. It is important to raise awareness of the employment potential of people with disabilities, as they are often not given the same opportunities as their peers without disabilities.
As written by DOL:
“2019 NDEAM Theme Announced: ‘The Right Talent, Right Now’
U.S. Department of Labor announced the theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) 2019: “The Right Talent, Right Now.” This theme 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. “Every day, individuals with disabilities add significant value and talent to our workforce and economy,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Individuals with disabilities offer employers diverse perspectives on how to tackle challenges and achieve success. Individuals with disabilities have the right talent, right now.”