More than 50 business and community leaders attended the Mt Pleasant Mayor’s Summit on Disabilities Inclusion in the Workplace on June 16.
“Our economy continues to grow and generate new job opportunities that should be realized by all of our citizens,” says Mayor Linda Page.
The event was the first of its kind in the region and was a collaborative effort among the Town of Mount Pleasant, VR, the US Business Leadership Network, Mount Pleasant Business Association and the East Cooper Hospitality Alliance.
“Despite the increase in the number of people in South Carolina’s labor force, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities continues to be much higher than for those without a disability,” says Neal Getsinger, South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Commissioner. “Often these individuals just need the opportunity for training and simple accommodations to become valuable members of the workforce.”