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PA Gov. Announces Disability Employment Outreach Day

  • Published: 2014-10-27 : Pennsylvania Office of the Governor (
  • Synopsis: Governor Corbett announces Disability Employment Outreach Day event for Oct. 31 and declares October Pennsylvania Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Quote: "Job seekers with disabilities are encouraged to attend to learn about civil service employment opportunities, services available for individuals with disabilities, and the civil service employment process."

The event will provide individuals with disabilities information about civil service employment opportunities in state and local government. The State Civil Service Commission, Governor's Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Office of Administration are hosting the event.

"Hiring individuals with disabilities is a great choice for businesses. This is an underemployed, motivated workforce with talent and drive," Governor Corbett said. "We are pleased to provide information about civil service jobs and to facilitate the hiring of these dedicated individuals."

Job seekers with disabilities are encouraged to attend to learn about civil service employment opportunities, services available for individuals with disabilities, and the civil service employment process.

Recruiters will be available to meet with job seekers for individualized employment counseling. There will be employment presentations and on-site job counselors.

Attendees will learn about the application, testing and hiring processes as well as other available accommodations and services. Job seekers should bring up-to-date resumes.

American Sign Language (ASL) services will be provided. Please contact the State Civil Service Commission to request accommodations for this event if needed at 717-787-6127.


  • WHEREAS, All Pennsylvanians should have the opportunity to live and work with dignity, freedom and economic self-sufficiency; and
  • WHEREAS, the vast majority of individuals with disabilities want to and can be employed in competitive, integrated employment; and
  • WHEREAS, in September of 2014 the national unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 12.3 percent, compared to 6.0 percent for people without disabilities; and
  • WHEREAS, growing jobs in Pennsylvania for all Pennsylvanians is a top priority of this administration; and
  • WHEREAS, we recognize the skills, abilities, and dedication of Pennsylvanians with disabilities, including Pennsylvania's disabled Veterans; and
  • WHEREAS, Pennsylvania continues to promote awareness about disability employment through its annual Pennsylvania Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit, a unique event that brings together employers, individuals with disabilities, advocates, disabilities service providers, and government officials to discuss employment issues and provide information about programs and services that will enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians with disabilities; and
  • WHEREAS, Pennsylvania continues to urge businesses to employ Pennsylvanians with disabilities through the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) approach utilizing the Business Services and Outreach Division of the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Hiring People with Disabilities How-To Guide; and
  • WHEREAS, the United States Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy recognizes October 2014 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month with the theme: Expect. Employ. Empower.

THEREFORE, I, Tom Corbett, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, recognize October 2014 as PENNSYLVANIA DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH in the Commonwealth and encourage all citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.

GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of the Governor, at the City of Harrisburg, this twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen, and of the Commonwealth the two hundred and thirty-ninth.


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  1. $223M to be Distributed to Pennsylvania Seniors and Residents with Disabilities - Pennsylvania Department of Revenue - (2014-07-01)
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  3. Pennsylvania Governor Honored for Commitment to Intellectual Disability Community - Pennsylvania Office of the Governor - (2014-03-18)

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