Long Beach Celebrates Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month on Oct. 19The community is invited to join the City of Long Beach and the Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Disabilities (CACoD) in a celebration recognizing October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. The celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center, Promenade Ballroom.

“Removing employment barriers will help improve the lives and livelihoods of many of our neighbors who want nothing more than to use their skills in the workplace,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “Everybody should have the right to be as self-sufficient as possible, which also contributes to the overall vitality of our community.”

Many agencies that work with people with disabilities will be at the celebration, including: City of Long Beach Civil Service Department; Long Beach Public Library’s Information Center for People with Disabilities; Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network; Easter Seals; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Social Security Administration; Disability Rights California; Internal Revenue Service; Harbor Regional Center; Disabled Resources Center; and Long Beach Mental Health.

This year’s event will include a job fair, and St. Mary Medical Center will provide health screenings. Free parking is available off Seaside Way, near South Pine Avenue.

The City of Long Beach intends to provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. For more information, or to request a special accommodation, please call Kathy Bussi at 562.570.6803.

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