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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 3, 2014

Some Interesting Statistics
•                 Over 90% of employers who recently employed a person with a disability said they would be happy to continue to employ people with disability
•                 78% of employers described the match between their employee with a disability and the job as good
•                 In relation to the cost/benefit of workplace accommodations for employees with disability, 65% of employers rated the financial effect to be cost neutral and 20% identified an overall financial benefit
•                 90% of employees with a disability record productivity rates equal or greater than other workers; 98% have average or superior safety records; 86% have average or superior attendance records
 “Our client base, at Lethbridge Family Services – DaCapo Emplyoment Services, has a range of skills, experience and potential that will benefit your business” says Job Developer, Rosie Digout-Ford. “To find out more about the opportunities and benefits of employing or offering a work experience to someone with a disability call us to arrange an appointment. Find out how we can assist you with your staffing needs.”
Everyone plays an important part in fostering a more inclusive workforce, one where every person is recognized for his or her abilities — every day of every month. Please join LFS in changing attitudes and beliefs about employing individuals with disabilities.
Lethbridge Family Services is a highly accredited charitable agency that is the largest community social services organization in Lethbridge and has been operating since 1910. LFS helps over 5,500 people improve their quality of life on an annual basis with the support of their four key program areas; Home Services, Immigrant Services, Counselling/Outreach/Education, and Da Capo (People with Developmental Disabilities) and 325+ staff.  The mission of Lethbridge Family Services is to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families in Southern Alberta.  More information on programs, services, and how to support Lethbridge Family Services can be found online at or by contacting us at (403) 327-5724.

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