People with disabilities want to work

ARCATA – October is National Disability Employment Awareness month, this year’s theme is Inclusion Drives Innovation and today community members met to discuss employment awareness.

Representatives from Humboldt State University and many other businesses in the community came to listen to local disabled people speak about obstacles they’ve faced in the workplace. President of the Northwest Committee for the Employment of People with Disabilities, Charles Bean, says many businesses want to employ disabled people, but don’t know how to reach out.

Those businesses who are interested in employing disabled people can find more information on their website.