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Summit on Disability Leaders
Left to right: Rick Keyes-Meijer, Honorable Governor Rick Snyder,
Jeannie Stone-Trijicon, Mitch Tomlinson-Peckham
Front: Mike Zelley-Civil Rights Commission Chair
|The second annual Governor’s Summit on Disability was held in November, 2013. The mission of the Business to Business Summit is to introduce the business case for hiring and retaining qualified employees with disabilities. Businesses like Meijer, Inc. and Walgreens report that their workers with disabilities are dependable, loyal, have improved attendance, lower workers’ compensation costs and increased the company’s business safety record. These companies and others have committed to significantly increase their workforce with qualified individuals with disabilities throughout the company.
here to view the Meijer
video shown at the Summit.
For the past two years, Gov. Rick
Snyder has hosted the Michigan
Business to Business Summit on
Disability Employment, events that
foster opportunities for individuals
who may otherwise face barriers
securing employment for various
reasons. The summits were tremendously
successful with an estimated 400
Michigan businesses in attendance, and
resulting in job opportunities at
those participating businesses for
more than 1,000 individuals with
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here to read more in
The Detroit News.
videos of our Americans with
Disability Act Celebration Picnic held
on July 25th, 2014, and the Disability Summit held on
May 15th, 2013.
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