Neil Squire Society

Neil Squire Society

October 21, 2014 10:00 ET

Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities Hosted by the Neil Squire Society

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2014) -

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On Thursday, October 23rd 2014, the Neil Squire Society will host a Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities in Burnaby, with support of the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities. With over 30 employers and 300 attendees, it will be the largest community event this year connecting employers with people with disabilities.

The Job Fair will run on Thursday, Oct 23, 2014, from 12:30pm - 3:30pm at the Firefighters Banquet & Conference Centre, Metrotown Complex. Immediately before the event, there will be a Brunch and Learn for participating employers on the business benefit, best practices in hiring people with disabilities.

The Neil Squire Society has successfully hosted Job Fairs for persons with disabilities in Regina, Saskatchewan for the last five years, and they are expanding this model to British Columbia and New Brunswick this year.

This Job Fair is exclusively for job seekers living with a disability. It will feature employers committed to a representative workforce. "At the event employers will be educated about the positive business case around hiring people with disabilities and learn practical information about jobsite accommodations. By connecting job seekers with disabilities to employers, this event will open more doors to employment for people with disabilities and help create an inclusive workforce," says Gary Birch, Executive Director of the Neil Squire Society.

Employers in attendance include: Allegis Global Solutions for HSBC Canada, Apple Inc., Aroga Technologies, ArtDreams Studios Inc., BCIT, Bank of Montreal, Burnaby Board of Trade, BurnabyNOW, City of Burnaby, City of Vancouver, City of Surrey, District of North Vancouver, Douglas College, FS Financial, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Global Container Terminals Canada, GT Hiring Solutions, Human Resources Management Association, ICBC, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Park'N Fly, Rocky Mountaineer, RBC Royal Bank, Shaw Communications, TD Canada Trust, University of British Columbia, Vancity, and Westwood Printers.

For more information about the Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities, please visit the events page on Neil Squire Society's website, http://www.neilsquire.ca/news/events/job-fair-british-columbia/.

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About Neil Squire Society

Neil Squire Society is the only not-for-profit organization in Canada that for the past 30 years has used technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with physical disabilities. The Society has developed innovative programs and services and some of the world's leading edge assistive technology for people with physical disabilities. More than 30,000 people with disabilities in Canada have benefited from the work of the Society. With over seventy-five staff, Neil Squire Society has offices and provides services to Canadians in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and New Brunswick, as well as to many small communities across Canada via distance education.

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