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Disability job board celebrates anniversary

Workers with disabilities in Pepsi’s ACT program.

Disability Solutions, a nonprofit employment consulting service in Bethel, is marking the first anniversary of its online career center. More than 300,000 people with disabilities, including veterans, visit the site every month looking for a career that is the perfect fit for their skills.

“Employers face challenges striking the right balance between meeting their federal compliance obligations, improving their position in a competitive job market and having a positive impact. They simply don’t know where to start,” said Julie Sowash, senior consultant for Disability Solutions.

Sowash added, “We partner with major corporations across industries and across the world, including PepsiCo, Synchrony Financial, American Express, Staples, Office Depot Max, Aon and Aramark to develop and implement a strategic approach to attracting, hiring and promoting talent with disabilities for their talent needs.” 

Disability Solutions helped implement Pepsi’s ACT (Achieving Change Together) program in nine U.S. cities, which resulted in the hiring of almost 300 employees with disabilities.

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