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Long Beach Employer and Provider Gathering

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Lunch provided)
Location: CIP Long Beach 4510 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 100 Long Beach, CA 90804
Contact: Philip Kahn-Pauli, philipp@respectability.org

RespectAbility, in partnership with the Harbor Regional Center, was proud to offer a unique learning opportunity for local businesses and community providers on Thursday, March 22. This gathering happened thanks to the continuing commitment of the Long Beach Community Foundation to expand opportunities for youth with disabilities.

Finding talented employees can be one of the biggest challenges that any business faces. Likewise, for community service providers, placing job seekers with disabilities into meaningful, competitive employment in the community can take time, money and precious resources. Very often, there can be a significant gap between the world of businesses and the world of nonprofit providers. However, tremendous opportunities and new successes can be found if we bridge that gap.

Participants learned how to build effective relationships, recruit talented job seekers with disabilities and foster greater cooperation across the workforce system. Drawing on lessons learned by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR), this gathering was a chance for providers and employers to establish new, professional connections.

This event was offered as part of RespectAbility’s ongoing efforts in Long Beach, California. To learn more, get involved or sign up for additional emails, please contact Philip Kahn-Pauli at philipp@respectability.org.

Meet the Author

Philip Pauli
Philip Pauli

Philip Kahn-Pauli is the Policy and Practices Director of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. He works with state leaders to develop solutions for youth with disabilities, support job seekers with disabilities and open pathways into the workforce. To reach him, email philipp@respectability.org.

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