2021 Disability Employment Awareness Celebration
Since 1945, the Disability Employment Awareness Celebration (DEAC) has been a national campaign that celebrates the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities and reminds employers of the importance of inclusive hiring practices.
Challenge Enterprises, the agency that operates Enterprise Solutions USA, was among the nine outstanding employers honored by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), Division of Blind Services and the Able Trust at this year’s event held on September 28th.
Last year, VR served 476 businesses and assisted 5,055 Floridians with becoming successfully employed. Challenge Enterprises and Enterprise Solutions USA’s contribution to this success was the employment of 259 individuals with a disability, working 180,140 hours and earning just under $3M in wages.
It is not just finding a job but helping people find a career that aligns with their individual strengths, interests, abilities, perspectives, aptitude and priorities. These employers’ commitment and support provides much more than income; they provide community connection and purpose for employees and opens their company to a new level of support from customers and other businesses that value inclusion.