Career Expo for persons with disabilities – A big success!

Employers seeking new employeesThe Neil Squire Society’s Atlantic Regional Office recently coordinated Strategic Connections: Career Expo for Persons with a Disability (new window). The event, which connected employers with potentials employees with disabilities, took place on June 17th, 2013, in Moncton (new window), New Brunswick (new window). It was an incredible, jaw-dropping success. Yes!

This event let employers see that I am more than just a resume,” quoted by event attendee, Sophie. 

The event brought together employers, who were ready and willing to hire people with disabilities, as well as job seekers with a Job seekers hard at workdisability, who were ready and looking for work.  

At this one-stop event, there were over 260 job seekers, and 51 employers! The day brought over 430 people.

A welcomed appearance was also made by Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour, Danny Soucy.

Agencies like the Neil Squire Society were available to help job seekers, and employers connect and learn about each other’s employment goals. Employers also had the opportunity to learn about the benefits and resources of hiring someone with a disability.  

Let’s continue to have more events like this one; connecting employers with potential employees!