In observation of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Bergen County Workforce Development Board’s (WDBs) Disabilities Committee would like to applaud Bergen County employers that are diversifying their workforce by providing competitive integrated employment (CIE) opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
Employees, employers, service recipients, service providers, family members, and the general public are encouraged to submit nominations for the 1st Annual Excellence In Disability Employment Awards.
The awards will be presented at the “Salute to Champions Breakfast”, hosted by the Bergen County Division on Disability Services, at Bergen Community College in Paramus, on October 27, 2017.
HOW TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE
Nominate one or multiple employers by completing a form for each. Complete the online nomination form or submit the hard copy form to the Bergen County Workforce Development Board no later than Friday, September 8, 2017. Nomination forms can be submitted:
- Online (see online form below), or
- Hard copy (click here to download), then
- Email to Carol Polack at firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Fax to (201) 996-6975, or
- Mail to Bergen County Workforce Development Board, 60 State St., Rm 200, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Consistently shows commitment to employing people with disabilities and fully including them in the fabric of the workplace.
Must employ youth or adults with disabilities, at a competitive wage, in an inclusive environment, in Bergen County New Jersey, and demonstrate openness to promoting natural and supports and reasonable accommodations.
August 8, 2017 – Nominations Open
September 8, 2017 – Nominations Close
September 18, 2017 – Official Announcement of Award Recipients
October 27, 2017 – Award Recipients Are Recognized At the Salute to Champions Breakfast