On Thursday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the SC Disability Employment Coalition will host a free virtual workshop for individuals with disabilities entitled “Disability Benefits & Employment: Make It Work for You!”. The workshop will explore myths of how work affects disability benefits and will be accessed through Zoom.
The workshop is part of the Hire Me SC campaign, a multi-year, statewide workforce development campaign to change the culture of disability employment. State and private organizations will discuss the services they offer to individuals with disabilities who are interested in returning to work or increasing their earnings.
“This is an uncertain time for everyone right now, particularly regarding employment,” said Sandy Jordan, director of employment programs with Able South Carolina. “That’s why we are continuing our campaign efforts virtually. It is important for people with disabilities to know that they can seek employment or work while still receiving disability benefits.”
“Disability Benefits & Employment: Make it Work for You!” will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m on July 23, online through Zoom. Interested participants can register by visiting https://bit.ly/julybenefits, calling 1-800-681-6805, or emailing [email protected].
About the South Carolina Disability Employment Coalition
The SC Disability Employment Coalition (SCDEC) formed in 2014 to address employment barriers for individuals with disabilities in South Carolina. SCDEC is comprised of over 40 stakeholders that represent SC employers, state and private agencies, and individuals with disabilities. The Coalition is made possible with funding from the Administration for Community Living at the US Department of Health and Human Services.
About Hire Me SC
People with disabilities can work, want to work, and should be afforded every opportunity to work. Powered by Able South Carolina and SCDEC, Hire Me SC is a campaign that promotes a culture of inclusion across the state of South Carolina, one in which employment for every individual, disability or not, is the norm rather than the exception. Learn more at https://www.hiremesc.org/