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The benefits of hiring an employee with a disability in Ohio

While the old saying “good help is hard to find” may still ring true today, if you know where to look you will find a slew of qualified, skilled and dedicated employees. An untapped workforce, people with developmental disabilities make excellent employees who are willing and eager to work.

Employ-ABILITY Summit Introduces Northeast Ohio Employers to the Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities.

Warrensville Heights, OH November 5, 2015 – Leading area employers including CVS Health, Natural Essentials, Giant Eagle, The Lincoln Electric Company, Marriott International, Key Bank, Cleveland Clinic, and Forest City Enterprises attended the inaugural Employ-ABILITY Summit at Corporate College East.  Read More

Many Parts to a Whole

 This October marks the United States' 70th annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and with what seems like a constant stream of news about employers struggling to find and keep talent, it's a great reminder to be mindful of all the potential that lies in often overlooked populations of talented individuals.  Read More

Mary E. Miles joins Koinonia as Chief People Officer

Mary E. Miles will be joining Koinonia as Chief People Officer beginning October 12, 2015. Mary has an extensive and diverse background in all aspects of human resources, staff development, and workforce development.
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Northeast Ohio Regional Employment Network host the 2015 Employ-Ability Summit

Hiring people with disabilities makes good business sense. Reduced turnover, reduced recruiting costs, and increased diversity are just some of the many benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities. With the baby boom generation retiring, people with disabilities are the last untapped labor source in the country.  Read More

Damon’s Story: Help, Hope and Accomplishment

Damon Thompson became employed at Fredon Corporation in 2014. Fredon is a manufacturing company that produces parts for a wide variety of industries, ranging from aviation to the military.  Read More

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