Disabled workers earn boost

Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson has alerted local businesses and organizations to consider responding to the federal government’s call

  • Oct. 17, 2012 8:00 a.m.

Crowfoot MP Kevin Sorenson has alerted local businesses and organizations to consider responding to the federal government’s call for proposals to help employ Crowfoot constituents with disabilities.

“Our top priorities are job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity, and we know that employers are looking for workers,” Sorenson said in a news release last week.

“I am proud to announce that our government is helping 1,600 Canadians with disabilities get jobs through the Opportunities Fund program.

“We are taking action that will help small-business owners connect willing workers with jobs. This investment through the Opportunities Fund is designed to provide work experience to Canadians with disabilities that will lead to ongoing employment in small or medium-sized enterprises.”

At the same time, program proponents hope to increase employer awareness of the valuable contribution that people with disabilities can make to a business.

“We are trying to ensure that everyone who wants to work has the opportunity (to do so) — including underrepresented groups such as people with disabilities,” the MP said. “I hope that our local employers seriously consider this opportunity.”

Organizations have until Nov. 16 to apply for Opportunities Fund assistance. More details are available at servicecanada.gc.ca.

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