Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities on Oct. 16

September 22, 2015, 9:03 AM HST · Updated September 22, 9:03 AM
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Ka Lima O Maui job fair. Courtesy photo, kalimaomaui.org.

Ka Lima O Maui job fair. Courtesy photo, kalimaomaui.org.

Ka Lima O Maui will hold its 4th Annual Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities on Friday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Wailuku Community Center (Velma McWayne Santos Community Center) off Lower Main St.

Ka Lima O Maui is a nonprofit organization that specializes in helping adults with disabilities with job skills training and employment services.

The job fair is open to all persons with disabilities, many of whom will be entering the workforce for the first time.

All disability providers and their clients are encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend and no cost to businesses to have a table.

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Employers planning to participate this year (as of release date) include: ABM, Aflac, Aloha Independent Living, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., G4S Security, HC&S, HMS Host, Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Kmart, Lowes, Macy’s, Makena Resort, Maui Economic Opportunity, Maui Electric, Maui Windows & Doors, Minit Stop, Old Navy, Safeway, Sears, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Sherwin Williams,  Starbucks, Target, TSA, Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Walgreens and Westin Maui Resort & Spa.

The job fair is being held in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of NDEAM is to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “My disability is one part of who I am.”

Ka Lima O Maui has been “Enhancing Lives through Self-Reliance” since 1955 by providing a variety of different services such as grounds and custodial services, internship and job placement programs and the Medicaid waiver program.

For more information about the job fair, call (808) 244-5502.

 

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