The federal government is committed to ensuring that disability is a key element in advancing racial and social equity for all. And the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the Women's Bureau are hosting a national online dialogue on advancing racial and social equity in employment for people with disabilities.
The goal of this virtual dialogue is to gather input on how US Department of Labor (USDOL) can promote equity in employment policies and programs for people with disabilities from historically undeserved communities, people with mental health conditions, those recovering from long-term effects of COVID-19 and job seekers and workers with disabilities.
You are invited to share your ideas on considerations that will enable USDOL to better understand and seek solutions for overcoming current and historical barriers in employment policies and programs. Topics will include:
- Challenges faced by workers and job seekers with disabilities;
- Ways to reach job seekers and employees with disabilities in undeserved communities;
- Examples of programs or policies that advance racial and social equity in employment; and
- Methods for providing assistance to employers, workers, and other stakeholders.
Access the dialogue at any time now until April 26th to submit your ideas, or comment and vote on ideas submitted by others. Visit USDOL's Efforts to Advance Racial & Social Equity in Employment for People with Disabilities National Online Dialogue today to join this important conversation.