Opportunity Enterprises Celebrates 2015 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

By: Opportunity Enterprises Last Updated: October 5, 2015

OE-Celebrates-Amazing-People-with-Awards-Ceremony-2015In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Governor Mike Pence has issued an executed proclamation encouraging Hoosier leaders and employers to "further advance the message that our family members, friends, and neighbors with disabilities are important to a diverse Hoosier workforce."

JobSource, Opportunity Enterprises’ community employment division Opportunity Enterprises has been assisting men and women with disabilities find meaningful employment for more than four decades. With offices located in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties, JobSource places and supports qualified individuals with disabilities in community employment, utilizing innovative protocols to ensure success. Services include comprehensive job placement services, on-site job coaching, an assistive/adaptive technology program, and much more. JobSource matches each person’s gifts and talents with the right employment fit, from entry level to executive positions and everything in between. They are the preferred employment agency for more than 100 businesses throughout Northwest Indiana.

Coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Gov. Pence noted that "despite our successes, less than 40 percent of working-aged Hoosiers with disabilities are employed, a reminder that we all still have work to do to ensure equal opportunity and participation in the workforce."

Individuals who are interested in learning more about receiving services may contact JobSource Director Kathie Savich at (219) 510-5330 extension 213 or kathie.savich@oppent.org. Offices are located in Merrillville at 8004 Tyler Street, in Valparaiso at 2801 Evans Avenue, and in Michigan City at 3200 Cleveland Avenue with hours by appointment.