Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Highlight Disability Employment

October 10th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today signed Executive Order 01.01.2017.23 declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Maryland. The month will be used to highlight the immense contributions made by workers with disabilities and the increased economic strength gained through an inclusive workforce. To highlight this newly designated month, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today presented citations to several employers who have a history of hiring an inclusive workforce, including those with disabilities.

“Disability Employment Awareness Month is an opportunity to create greater recognition of the skills people with disabilities bring to employers and highlight efforts to expand employment opportunities for all Marylanders,” said Lt. Governor Rutherford. “Businesses and employers who value an inclusive workforce benefit from this practice and, in turn, create a more resilient and innovative economic climate in Maryland.”

Under the executive order, the Maryland Department of Disabilities will initiate a public awareness campaign and partner with local jurisdictions to further strengthen this vital workforce. Additionally, the campaign will provide information to potential employers on the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.