Boca Raton, FL
Thursday, October 11, 2012
October's National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Award Winning TV Producer/Host, Rose Lee Archer teams up with the Archer Disability Foundation during October's National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
As a national disability advocate and mother of a son with Autism, Rose Lee recognizes the issues facing families whose children with disabilities aging out of high school with no hope of employment in their community. In the past decade the Rose Lee Archer Show has produced episodes each year that focus on employment resources to address the obstacles of students and job seekers with disabilities desiring employment in their community. Teaming up with Archer Disability Foundation, Rose Lee continues to champion employment opportunities and grow mentoring relationships with business partners who open their doors to America's most underutilized labor pool, persons with disabilities.
Archer Disability Foundation coordinates mentoring events with Publix, CVS/CareMark, WalMart/Sams Club, AmeriGroup, Florida Division of Recreation & Parks, and the VA Medical Center, West Palm Beach, to host annual hands-on job shadowing events to foster employment opportunities for students and job seekers with disabilities.
Did you know this highly skilled talent pool faces many challenges to gain employment ...Just because they have a disability?
Disability Statistics reveal:
3.9% of individuals receiving disability benefits are working
75% of individuals with developmental disabilities want jobs, those working earn average of $162.50 weekly, which is poverty level.
The Archer Disability Foundation continues to grow its efforts as a Florida mentoring leader expanding its 2012 Disability Mentoring Month programs from October to December in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.
The Rose Lee Archer Show teams up with Archer Disability Foundation to expand its message of promoting inclusion in the workplace throughout the nation. Today, workers with disabilities face a competitive job market and dooming subminimum wage for workers with disabilities. Those who are employed must accept a job with no advancement in the future.
Business leaders understand it makes good business sense to take a proactive approach to hire qualified workers, who have worked or are working in sub-minimum wage jobs.
Advancing opportunities for competitive employment can be as easy as adding an inexpensive reasonable accommodation or job training to increase workers competitive edge and maintain and exceed performance standards. By offering employees with disabilities the chance to earn well above minimum wage, in an integrated work setting, we will change the philosophy of American businesses systemically
Rose Lee Archer says "All qualified employees, including those with disabilities, should receive equal pay for equal work as do their colleagues without disabilities" She continues to advocate for the disability community to achieve their potential to live independently
Rose Lee encourages businesses to learn the: Five Reasons to Hire People with Disabilities:
1. 3rd largest market segment
2. Respond to market demands
3. $3 trillion dollar market
4. 87% of Americans patronize businesses employing people with disabilities
5. Variety of Tax Credits
Learn more on how Rose Lee can educate your viewers or listeners during Octobers Disability Employment Awareness Month to help business owners grow their bottom line by hiring America's most underutilized labor pool.
Call Rose Lee today to book a powerful news interview, present a Keynote address, or become one of your expert resources to inform your audience and forever change the paradigm of persons with disabilities in the workplace. www.roseleearchershow.com call 561-241-7987
Boca Raton, FL