National Disability Employment Awareness Month
3 Oct 2022
ST. PAUL – Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Minnesota, recognizing that individuals with disabilities bring skills, experience and talent to the workforce and are a critical part of our economic success. October marks the 77th annual observation of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and this year's theme is Disability: Part of the Equity Equation. This month, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is promoting events, blogs and other resources focused on disability employment awareness and celebrating the diverse contributions of workers with disabilities
"Employees with disabilities broaden business perspectives, create more inclusive workplaces where everyone feels more welcome, and increase the problem-solving capabilities of the organizations where they work – among many other strengths," said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. "Minnesota's economy and its competitiveness require the contributions of all people, including those with disabilities."