JOIN (The Job Opportunity Information Network) for Persons with Disabilities

April 17, 2007 10:16 ET


Persons With Disabilities Untapped Resource In Job Market And Could Be The Answer To The Problem Of Employee Retention

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, Lifestyle Editor, Media Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(CCNMatthews - April 17, 2007) - April 16, 2007 Toronto, Ontario-The Hireability Campaign is hitting the streets of Toronto today with a clear message to employers that persons with disabilities are ready-to-work, skilled, capable, and can be recruited to meet their hiring needs.

In a market where employee retention has become as key as employee placement, the campaign focuses on a two-fold message: persons with disabilities are very employable but often left out of the workforce and that a disability does not mean an absence of ability, skill or work readiness. The message is directed at HR departments on all levels that this employee resource is just waiting to be tapped.

The Hireability Campaign is the brain child of JOIN, (The Job Opportunity Information Network) for Persons with Disabilities, an innovative employment effort by organizations who serve persons with disabilities and are funded by ODSP (Ontario Disability Supports Program), Employment Supports, in the city of Toronto.

JOIN's focus is to accommodate both the employer and the employee in the hiring field. "Every day employers of all sizes are challenged to recruit and retain employees while people with disabilities are often left out of the workforce," says Jane Enright, spokesperson for JOIN, "We're changing that!"

JOIN's members will be contacting Toronto employers and issuing a call to action that persons with disabilities are a viable resource and can meet their hiring needs.

"JOIN's team of recruitment specialists will assist employers to access thousands of skilled and eligible candidates at no cost to them in time or money. This will help them maintain a competitive edge when hiring which makes good business sense," says Enright.

The month-long campaign of public awareness is highlighted by various billboards, transit and electronic voice/print ads and coincides with the launch of the new JOIN website at A campaign celebration will be held at a later date.


If you'd like more information about JOIN and the Hireability Campaign, or to schedule an interview, please call Jane Enright at 416-220-1890 or e-mail her at
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Contact Information

  • Jane Enright, JOIN
    Primary Phone: 416-220-1890
    Secondary Phone: 416-241-5646