National Disability Employment Awareness Month | Job One KC

Job One Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Since 1945, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) has been observed every October to shred light on disability employment issues and celebrate the many contributions of workers with disabilities. The theme for 2019 is “The Right Talent, Right Now.”

Job One kicked off NDEAM this year with a visit from County Executive and former Kansas City Royals second baseman Frank White Jr.,who is recognized as a Job One Advocacy Champion. White took a tour of our Packaging & Assembly facility in Independence, met with employees and posed for pictures. It was a great way to celebrate all the accomplishments of our hard-working employees.

This month is a good time to reflect on the many ways you can help support adults with disabilities in the the workplace. Whether it’s advocating for disability rights, making a contribution to a charitable cause or hiring people with disabilities to work at your company, October is a time to take action.

At Job One, we’re on a  mission is to build skills and connections that create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. For over 50 years, we’ve been envisioning a world where people with disabilities are active participants in the labor force. But unlike many other nonprofits in our space, we have revenue-generating business units that deliver income to support our mission ––with nearly 70% of our day-to-day operations supported by this earned revenue.

Here are Job One’s business services that help sustain our mission to support adults with disabilities:

1.) Shred One KC

Job One’s Shred One KC division is Kansas City’s most secure and cost-effective paper shredding and hard drive destruction service. Shred One KC can design customized information destruction and secure document shredding programs to fit your specific needs, whether through a scheduled rotation or document purge to discard expired records.

2.) Packaging and Assembly 

Our experienced management teams professionally train, develop and supervise employees, and monitor productivity, performance, product integrity and production timelines, so you and your staff can concentrate on other business priorities.

3.) Staffing Services

Job One Staffing can help your business save time and money ––while also maintaining a committed, qualified and diverse workforce.

4.) Commercial Recycling 

Job One boasts convenient, cost-effective commercial recycling services for businesses. We recycle bulk materials and can also manage a wide range of dis-assembly and sorting projects.

Learn more about Job One’s commitment to hiring people with disabilities here.