Empower, Engage, Employ: Work without Limits Inclusion Summit
In recognition of Disability Employment and Awareness month, Preferred Employment Services and the South Central Workforce Investment Board Inclusion Committee, hosted the inaugural Empower, Engage, Employ: Work without Limits Inclusion Summit in West Plains, MO. The purpose of the event was to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities and promote awareness. A panel comprised of various area employers: Caterpillar, Walgreens, Ramey-Price Cutter and the Veteran's Administration, discussed workforce inclusion, workplace accommodations, labor market trends, and national diversity and inclusion programs, which they promote and find beneficial when hiring their workforce. A networking lunch was held afterward at Preferred Family Healthcare's new location in West Plains at 2400 Independence Square.