Disability and Reentry Employment Summit - Individuals with mental illness and individuals leaving incarceration are diverse groups of people with a wide rangeof talents and abilities seeking employment. The majority
Disability and Reentry Employment Summit – Individuals with mental illness and individuals leaving incarceration are diverse groups of people with a wide rangeof talents and abilities seeking employment. The majority of individuals with serious mental illnesses express a desire to work, yet employment rates for this demographic are estimated to be only twenty-two percent. Many reentering the workforce from jail are disqualified for employment before they have the opportunity to share their skills. With national data indicating 1 in 3 adults have a criminal record, you could be missing out on many qualified applicants. Employment provides more than a paycheck: a sense of purpose, opportunities to learn, and a chance to work with others. Most importantly, employment offers hope, which is vital to recovery from mental illness, and provides a fresh start for those at-risk. As a part of the Disability & Reentry Employment Summit, we invite you to explore ways your business could be missing out on qualified applicants and learn how to participate in equitable hiring.
– Equitable Hiring
– Incentive Protections
– Work Release Program
– Legal Protections and Guidelines
Cost: $0.00. Breakfast will be provided to all registered attendees.
This event is hosted by Partners Behavioral Health Management, in partnership with NC Commerce, Gaston Regional Chamber, Gaston College, Vocational Rehabilitation, Goodwill, Gaston County School District, Monarch, Inc., and Coastal Southeastern United Care.
Date & Time: Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Location: Gastonia Conference Center – 145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052
Registration: Click Here to Register
(Thursday) 7:30 am - 9:00 am EST
Gastonia Conference Center
145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28052
Ryan ShufordRShuford@PartnersBHM.org - (704) 884-2579