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Governor Corbett Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day

Oct. 24, 2014

Governor Corbett Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day

October is Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced a Disability Employment Outreach Day event scheduled for Oct. 31 in Harrisburg and declared October as Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The event will provide individuals with disabilities information about civil service employment opportunities in state and local government. The State Civil Service Commission, Governor’s Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Office of Administration are hosting the event.

“Hiring individuals with disabilities is a great choice for businesses. This is an underemployed, motivated workforce with talent and drive,” Gov. Corbett said. “We are pleased to provide information about civil service jobs and to facilitate the hiring of these dedicated individuals.”

Job seekers with disabilities are encouraged to attend to learn about civil service employment opportunities, services available for individuals with disabilities, and the civil service employment process. Recruiters will be available to meet with job seekers for individualized employment counseling. There will be employment presentations and on-site job counselors.

Attendees will learn about the application, testing and hiring processes as well as other available accommodations and services. Job seekers should bring up-to-date resumes.

American Sign Language (ASL) services will be provided. Please contact the State Civil Service Commission to request accommodations for this event if needed at 717-787-6127.

Media contact: Kait Gillis, DPW, 717-425-7606

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