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Employers don't always recognise disabled workers skills, says Minister

Tue, 24 Jan 2012

Economic Development Minister John Shimmin MHK
Economic Development Minister John Shimmin MHK

The Economic Development Minister says it can be a problem getting employers to recognise the value of workers with disabilities.

John Shimmin was asked in the House of Keys this morning what schemes are available to those with disabilities seeking work on the Island.

He told the House that there are two disability advisers within Government to provide advice on CVs and vocational training.

There's also a scheme to help workers carry out their jobs by providing specialist equipment or transport, and an initiative where employers can seek funds towards the wages of a disabled worker.

Mr Shimmin says around twenty such people have benefited from skills assessment and training in the last year.

However, the Minister says not all employers are open to the potential of disabled workers [take cut]

 

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