Employ-Ability Summit Aims to Connect Employers to Untapped Workforce

(Tallmadge, Ohio) – Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD), in partnership with other local disability organizations and the Cuyahoga, and Stark County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, presents the inaugural Northeast Ohio Regional Employment Network (NEOREN) Employ-Ability Summit on November 5, 2015. The event will be held at the Tri-C Corporate College East location, 4400 Richmond Road, in Warrensville Heights from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Employ-Ability Summit is designed to connect members of the Northeast Ohio business community to the untapped workforce of people with developmental disabilities. Attendees of this free event will receive:

Access to quality potential employees who are skilled, motivated, and reliable,

Opportunities to network and build relationships with other local businesses and community partners in Northeast Ohio, and

Knowledge of the advantages and incentives of hiring people with developmental disabilities.

As part of this year’s inaugural event, NEOREN will present the first Employer Excellence Awards to local and regional businesses that have helped expand quality community employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

An awards ceremony and panel discussion featuring keynote speaker Duane Rohr, Manager of Workforce Initiatives at CVS, will be held from 10:00 a.m. – noon, followed by a networking lunch.

This free event is open to Northeast Ohio businesses of all sizes. To register, please visit OACBDD.org/EmployAbility.

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