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Swindon firms can get details on employing disabled from SEQOL
1:03pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
BUSINESSES that are savvy enough to look at working differently are urged to go to the SEQOL energy2work stand at the Business Show Swindon at STEAM today.
Staff from SEQOL energy2work, which offers training and employment support for people with disabilities and health conditions, will be on hand on stands 65-66 to show firms how employing someone who has learning disabilities can bring real benefits to their companies.
Ann King, SEQOL energy2work’s supported employment project manager, said although disabled people and those with health conditions make valuable employees, they are less likely to get jobs.
She said: “This is a very talented resource pool which many employers are simply missing out on. Our experience is that the employers who have recruited via our project are delighted with the results and the calibre and work ethic of the individuals.”
SEQOL energy2work, which works in partnership with Job Centre Plus to teach skills that will help them find jobs in areas such as administration, catering, manufacturing and production, matches potentially suitable employees with employers, and then offers ongoing support to those companies and organisations.
“It’s very much a win-win situation,” said Ann.
Call Jo Buechel on 01793 463337 or email jo.buechel@ seqol.org for more details.
l Business Show Swindon: See Business News Monthly