Haiti - Social : First Job Fair for People with Disabilities
This first edition of the Job Fair, for in favor of persons with disabilities, that will be held at the Hotel Montana September 17, 2013, wants to be a meeting space between employers and job seekers with disabilities. The organizers confident of the success of the activity and its impact, hoping that at the end of the day, about 50 direct beneficiaries, people with any disability, will be hired.
The Job Fair is achieved with a total budget of U.S. $ 25,000 with the financial support of CBM/USAID and is under the patronage of the Presidency and the Primature.
The project partners are the Foundation "J'aime Haïti", the Junior Chamber International Haiti (JCI Haiti), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti (CCIH), renewed their commitment and pride to be part of the initiative. For them it is "a way to prove their social commitment."
Orient the job fair to people with reduced mobility, is a first in Haiti. This fair aims to provide people with disabilities, who represent about 10% of the Haitian population, the opportunity to become independent, to work in decent conditions and to meet their needs. "The most important is that the Fair will offer to the candidates a chance to get a job immediately," said Jude Jean Jacques, President of JCI Haiti, convinced that the realization of this event will be a way to popularize and promote the talents of young people with disabilities, but qualified, while motivating them to improve themselves in order to better meet the needs of the employer.
"Those interested can apply, pass the interview the same day and potentially get a job after an analysis of cases based solely on the capacity of the applicant," explained Othniel Etienne, Secretary of the Foundation "J'aime Haïti".
Réginald De Delva, Representative of Sogebank, one of the first banks to follow suit alongside initiators, praised the ability of disabled people at work "Employees disciplined, diligent and which engage really in the performance of their duties."
A statement that Gérald Oriol, Jr., Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities, strongly supports. "Finding a job is one of the biggest challenges faced by those living with a disability, while numbers of them have huge capacity and are able to contribute to the progress of the company in which they evolve," encouraging businesses and institutions to become partner in the project and to position itself as a key player in the economic development in Haiti and in promoting the integration of disabled people into the labor market.
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