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Disability Confident Event
24 February, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
You are warmly invited by Gloria De Piero MP’s office to join a number of local businesses to learn more about the financial, operational and social benefits of being a Disability Confident Employer.
Find out about the benefits
Employers should be making the most of the talent that exists amongst disabled people in this country and this event – supported by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Penny Mordaunt MP – is to encourage employers to understand the business benefits of employing disabled jobseekers.
The event will be held on 24th February 2017¬† at Portland College, Nottingham Road, Mansfield. NG18 4TJ
By working with local employers, role models and employees, this event showcases how people with a disability can make a major contribution to local business success and challenge negative attitudes to disability employment.
Disabled people make up almost 20% of the working age population, many being highly qualified individuals. But employers can be reluctant to employ them, missing out on a valuable pool of potential and skills. At our Disability Confident event, we would like to show you how much they have to offer your business.
There are many myths about disabled people taking more days off sick, costing money to have workplace adjustments and creating a fear of discrimination claims. All of these assumptions are incorrect. Join us to hear why they are wrong and listen and talk to employers who can explain the support that is available, the steps they have taken to help disabled people enter and progress at work and the benefits their businesses have gained as a result.
If you would like to attend the Disability Confident Event please confirm your attendance by emailing SUZANNE.P.HART@DWP.GSI.GOV.UK by 17th February 2017. If you have any special requirements for the day, please let us know with your reply. If you have any queries about any aspect of the day, please contact Suzanne Hart on 01623 583546.