White House To Spotlight Disability Employment
Ten people from across the country will be honored at the White House this week for their efforts to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
At an event Tuesday, the Obama administration will recognize the group as “Champions of Change.”
The honorees include a veteran with a disability who runs his own organic egg business, managers from Walgreens, Procter & Gamble and Microsoft who have taken steps to boost disability employment within their ranks and the founder of a company that helps ensure that the digital systems businesses use are accessible.
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U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Jenny Yang, chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, are among the administration officials expected to participate in the event coinciding with National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The White House regularly spotlights community leaders from across the nation as part of its “Champions of Change” series.
Previously, the administration has honored young leaders in the disability community and those who have used their expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to better the lives of those with special needs.