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Texas Workforce Commission partners with the Texas Governor’s Committee on People With Disabilities and Texas Workforce Solutions on Texas HireAbility to raise awareness about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and highlight their contributions in the workplace.

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The We Hire Ability program recognizes Texas employers for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities, and for their efforts to create an inclusive workforce. Employers with at least 10 percent of their Texas-based workforce comprising people with disabilities, are eligible to receive a We Hire Ability decal to display on their storefront and a digital decal to display on their website.

 

Employer Services

The Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Business Team partners with employers to understand their hiring needs and provides customizable services to help with recruiting, hiring, retaining and accommodating employees with disabilities through the following no cost services.

Texas HireAbility Events

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Houston Texas Workforce Commission
Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Disability IN
texashireability@twc.texas.gov October 6, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Texas HireAbility Employer Forum & Annual Lex Frieden Employment Awards
Houston Community College
https://gov.texas.gov/organization/
disabilities/lfea-twc-registration
Greater Houston Area Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast Lavonia Adetoro lavonia.adetoro@twc.texas.gov
Benigno Aceves benigno.aceves@twc.texas.gov
September 22, 2022
6 p.m.
Constellation Field 1 Stadium Dr Sugar Land, Texas 77498
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness Night, Sponsored by Sugarland Space Cowboys Minor League Baseball Team! The Sugar Land Space Cowboys will be facing off against the Salt Lake Bees. Enjoy a night of baseball, as we’ll be having a special Deaf & Hard of Hearing Night game presentation with in-game trivia, a silent inning, and much more! Event will host various exhibitors in addition to VR Services! 
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness Night
baseball game
Greater Houston Area / Statewide Gulf Coast Region 5 / Houston Galveston Area Council George Battiste / Wendy Franklin October 13, 2022
9:30AM march / 10:00AM - 12:00PM program / 12:00PM - 1:00PM lunch and resource fair
Houston White Cane Safety Day is held in Houston, TX and this year is at University of Houston. The event kicks off with an awareness march followed by a program full of state and local speakers with resource fair with resources for people who are Blind or have have vision loss. The event concludes with lunch provided to all attendees. 
https://linktr.ee/HoustonWCSD
Laredo area South Texas WF/VR Martha.sanmiguel@twc.texas.gov Friday, October 14, 2022
White Cane Awareness Day
9:30 am to 12 p.m.
1406 Jacaman Road, Suite A, Laredo, Texas, 78041
Friday, October 14, 2022
White Cane Awareness Day
Attend in person from 9:30 am to 12 p.m.
1406 Jacaman Road, Suite A, Laredo, TX 78041
Brazos, Washington, Burleson, Leon, Madison, Grimes and Robertson Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley and Vocational Rehabilitation  Jonathan Mize 254-756-3908 and
Giovanne Turincio 512-756-3908
October 13, 2022
Please join us for an educational symposium.  Employers will learn tips for training, hiring and retaining talent with a disability panelists include representative from, Texas A&M University Hotel and Conference Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, Junction 505 and Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living. 
In person from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
October 13, 2022
Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley
3991 East 29th St., Bryan, TX 77802
Brazos, Washington, Burleson, Leon, Madison, Grimes and Robertson Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley and Vocational Rehabilitation Jonathan Mize 254-230-6668 and
Giovanne Turincio 512-756-3908
October 13, 2022
Please join us for our second annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month Job Fair. A proclamation from the governor recognizing and commemoration the 77th anniversary of National Disability Awareness Month.  Representatives from the City of Bryan and the City of College Station will be in attendance as well as many employers prepared to hire. 
In person from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 13, 2022
Workforce Solutions Brazos Valley,
3991 East 29th St, Bryan, TX 77802
Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and McLennan  Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas and Vocational Rehabilitation Jose.Palacios@hotworkforce.com, (254)-296-5383 October 13, 2022
Join us for the 5th Annual Walk-N-Roll Job Fair recognizing and commemoration the 77th Anniversary of National Disability Awareness Month. We will have employers that are ready to hire as well as resources for those looking for work. 
In person from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 13, 2022
McLennan County Convention Center
200 South Washington Avenue,
Waco, TX 
Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, San Saba and Mills Temple Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas and Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services Tom.Elmore@WorkforceSolutions
CTX.com
, (254)-742-4581
October 7, 2022
Join us for the Manufacturing Day Job Fair, we will have employers who are ready to hire. Vocational Rehabilitation Services will be available to take referrals and provide information about job retention services and benefits of the paid work experience program to the manufacturing industries present for this event. 
In Person from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
October 7, 2022
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
Temple Workforce Center, 201 West
Avenue A, Temple, TX
Statewide Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and Vocational Rehabilitation Carl.Braun@ruralcapital.net, (512)-966-1560 Job Retention. Keeping valued employees, Giovanne Turincio, Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services. It's harder and costlier to recruit new employees than it is to keep the employees you have. We all age and with the aging process our physical abilities change. Making simple accommodations for employees with disabilities is an easy way to improve morale and productivity. Giovanne Turincio, Community Outreach & Awareness Specialist with Texas Workforce Solutions - Vocational Rehabilitation Services, will be providing great ideas on how to get this done.  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/
register/WN_glUQ38mkRX6_bYH
zxWolSw
Statewide Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and Vocational Rehabilitation Carl.Braun@ruralcapital.net, (512)-966-1560 Guidance on Dealing with Long COVID - Long COVID is a very real phenomenon and is affecting many Americans.  It is a protected disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Dr. Tresa McNeal, an Internal Medicine Specialist and Interim Chair with the Department of Medicine at Baylor Scott & White Health, will discuss what Long COVID is, and how employers can accommodate for it in the workplace.  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/
register/WN_6rSVS3nJRPqiTSISj
1oKWA
Statewide Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and Vocational Rehabilitation Carl.Braun@ruralcapital.net,
(512) 966-1560
Entrepreneurship for Disabled Persons - Finding a job is not the only way for disabled persons to make a difference in their communities and have a quality work experience. Carl Braun, Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Business Services Manager, will review some of the many entrepreneurial opportunities available in Central Texas for people with disabilities, and will highlight some local successes.  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/
register/WN_RlRF7mcPQMW-iNu
ZF0f2yg 
Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Jasmine@wfsolutions.org October 15, 2022
RGV Operation Get Hired!
Hiring event focused on providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
October 15, 2022
In person from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
https://www.wfsolutions.org/my-
wfs/calendar-of-events/1624/-/
click-here-for-scheduled-job-
fairs-and-hiring-events.html
Travis Capital Area david.olson@wfscapitalarea.
com
October 25, 2022
For job seekers with disabilities who are searching for meaningful employment. The Texas HireAbility Capital Area Job Fair connects employers with quality employees who add value to and enhance the workforce. This event is free and open to the public.
October 25, 2022
In person from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Workforce Solutions North
Career Center
9001 N IH 35, Suite 110
Austin, TX 78753
https://www.eventbrite.com
/e/2022-texas-hireability-capital
-area-job-fair-in-person-
registration-417949768007
Statewide Workforce Solutions Capital Area David.Olson@wfscapitalarea.
com
October 4, 2022
Topic: Assistive Technology Employers Can Provide to Workers with Disabilities

Workers with disabilities can perform their job excellently when provided with necessary assistive technology, whether it’s a screen reader, magnifier, or a captioned phone. Join Michelle Szumski, an expert on assistive tech with the Texas Workforce Commission’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services team, to learn how your organization can accommodate high-achieving workers with disabilities to create more value and improve employee retention.
October 4, 2022 at 12 p.m.
https://wfscapitalarea.zoom.us/
webinar/register/WN_jCkyt2Au
R6yUwxMuKwGdbA
Statewide Workforce Solutions Capital Area David.Olson@wfscapitalarea.
com
October 11, 2022, 12 p.m.
Topic: The Business Case for Hiring and Retaining Workers with Disabilities

Employers that hire people with disabilities know that the benefits outweighed the cost by 2-7 times. What do these benefits include? Reduced turnover, access to an untapped talent pool, and more! Learn how your company can create a workplace where all are valued and recognized for their ability at this webinar. Hear from Myles Wallace with Peak Performers, a nonprofit staffing firm focusing on recruiting candidates with disabilities and chronic medical conditions.
October 11, 2022 at 12 p.m.
https://wfscapitalarea.zoom.us/
webinar/register/WN_PQ3koQl
2QnaX33ALn1iuCQ
Statewide Workforce Solutions Capital Area David.Olson@wfscapitalarea.
com
October 18, 2022 at 12 p.m.
Topic: Project SEARCH: Ascension’s Internship Program for People with Disabilities

Project SEARCH at Ascension Seton offers an innovative approach to employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through individualized internships focused on filling a business need, Project SEARCH provides each participant the opportunity to develop vocational skills and build professional experience with the ultimate goal of competitive employment. Hear from Jenny Hawkins-Laing, interim workforce director for Ascension Texas, about how your organization can build its own program to employ skilled workers of all abilities.
October 18, 2022 at 12 p.m.
https://wfscapitalarea.zoom.us/
webinar/register/WN_e562gvg
UTWu5u9VCjO9VoQ
Travis Workforce Solutions Capital Area David.Olson@wfscapitalarea.
com
October 25, 2022
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Texas HireAbility Capital Area Job Fair (virtual)
Job Fair - For job seekers with disabilities in Central Texas. Gain access to employers hiring now. Auxiliary aids and services will be available upon request. Free and open to the public. In person & virtual. 
October 25, 2022
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
https://wfscapitalarea
careerexpo.easyvirtual
fair.com/landing