Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 26, 2015
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
On the Web: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/news.htm
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WIWorkforce
On Twitter: @WIWorkforce
DWD Secretary Recognizes Milwaukee Marriott Downtown for Commitment to Hire Job Seekers with Disabilities
Governor Walker has proclaimed October Disability Employment Awareness Month in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today recognized the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown for its commitment to recruit and hire job seekers with disabilities. Along with Secretary Newson, leaders from DWD's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) took part in the award ceremony. DVR provides employment and training services for job seekers with disabilities and the companies who want to hire them.
"We thank employers like the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown for providing opportunities for job seekers with disabilities to develop in-demand skills, achieve their employment goals and advance toward greater independence," Secretary Newson said. "Our Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will continue to assist consumers and forge new links with businesses that are seeking dedicated, quality workers to fill open positions."
Governor Walker has proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Wisconsin to promote employment opportunities for job seekers with disabilities and encourage businesses to learn how hiring people with disabilities improves the company's bottom line.
A Better Bottom Line
Governor Walker launched the year of A Better Bottom Line initiative in 2014 in support of overcoming obstacles to employment for people with disabilities. A Better Bottom Line, tailored after Delaware Governor Jack Markell’s initiative with the National Governor’s Association, promotes employment opportunities for people with disabilities through recognition, education and investments in programs like DVR.
DVR actively serves 17,000 job seekers with disabilities and helped 4,875 consumers reach their employment goals during the most recent federal fiscal year.
For more information: