New Jobs Portal Connects Floridians with Disabilities to Local Jobs

Earlier this week, representatives from several Florida state agencies unveiled a new tool to connect Floridians with disabilities to available jobs.

The presentation at the Florida Cabinet meeting included an overview of the new Abilities Work Web Portal and Help Desk. Both tools were designed to help employers recruit and hire more applicants with disabilities who are ready and able to work, and inform them of the available support that can help an individual succeed on the job.

Presentation at Florida Cabinet Meeting

The Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the Florida Department of Education, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Children and Families’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program, the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, and CareerSource Florida partnered to implement the Abilities Work Web Portal and Help Desk.

Commissioner Pam Stewart; David Darm, Executive Director for the Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities; and his guide dog Ranger attended the Florida Cabinet meeting presentation.

Commissioner Pam Stewart; David Darm, Executive Director for the Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities; and his guide dog Ranger attended the Florida Cabinet meeting presentation.

“I’m pleased the Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Division of Blind Services and Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services could collaborate with such dedicated partners to bring this project to life,” said Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart.

The tools are available at AbilitiesWork.employflorida.com.

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