The annual Hire Me SC employer summit on Oct. 7 will coincide with the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The 2020 summit will be held online from 9:30 a.m. until noon and feature keynote speaker Tim Arnold, president of Columbia-based supplemental insurance company Colonial Life. Former senator Tom Harkin, author and chief sponsor of the American with Disabilities Act, will also speak, according to a news release.
Session topics will include mental health inclusion in the workplace, creating accessible workplaces, inclusive job instruction models, and including disability in business strategy.
The summit is a partnership of Able South Carolina and the SC Disability Employment Coalition, a collaborative statewide effort of more than 40 employers, state agencies, private entities and individuals with disabilities working to address employment barriers for people with disabilities in South Carolina.
The event is approved for two hours of Society for Human Resource Management and HR Certification Institute credit. Registration and the the full agenda are available online at https://www.hiremesc.org/
“We’re proud to host the annual Employer Summit alongside NDEAM this October,” Sandy Jordan, director of employment programs at Able South Carolina, said in the release. “As our economy rebuilds, it’s important that individuals with disabilities are included in the hiring plans of businesses nationwide. NDEAM does a great job of bringing this to the forefront of employers’ minds. By hosting the summit in tandem with this, we are able to further increase awareness of disability employment issues and opportunities among South Carolina employers.”p