Greenville ECVC celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month


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Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities, past and present, and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices that benefit employers and employees.

The US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has several initiatives and a tool kit for employers and organizations to help raise awareness of the abilities of persons with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Advancing Access & Equity.”

ECVC of Greenville is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month with its 58th Anniversary Banquet on October 5, 2023, 6:30 pm at Rock Springs Center. J.R. Martinez is the special guest speaker. Mr. Martinez is a wounded US Army Veteran, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, actor, Dancing with the Stars Season 13 Winner, and more. The goal of the banquet is to highlight the abilities of people with disabilities and encourage local employers to hire them to promote diversity in their workforce.

ECVC is a non-profit, focused on helping people find “Jobs with Purpose.” ECVC works to provide job training and employment services to persons with disabilities in Pitt and its surrounding counties. The organization pre-screens and matches candidates to job opportunities and offers job assessments at worksites, free on-site job training assistance, and other various employment support programs. It places 50-80 persons with disabilities in community jobs per year.

There are many myths about persons with disabilities, but the facts/data support what significant assets they indeed are to the workforce. ECVC is the largest employer of persons with disabilities in Pitt County (with over 80% of its direct labor being employees with significant disabilities), providing quality products and services with CARF and ISO 9001 certifications. It is an award-winning federal government contractor, shipping millions of batteries to all branches of our Armed Forces and the USDA Forest Service.

ECVC offers tours of its Greene Street corporate office/manufacturing facility for interested businesses/organizations to see the talent of those with disabilities. For more information, or if you have a job opening and would like ECVC to help you find your next ALL-STAR employee, call 252-758-3140 or visit ECVC online.

Join ECVC in promoting a more inclusive workforce. At work, it is what a person CAN DO that matters!