The “Talent Connection” Job Expo will offer job seekers an opportunity to discuss their skills and abilities with recruiters from key businesses on Long Island; and those businesses to reach out to a very special labor population, as well as learn valuable information at our employment workshops.
Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am (continental breakfast available)
Forum: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Workshops: 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Job Expo: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
The day will commence with The Community Partnership Forum and will include a panel with manufacturers who have hired individuals with disabilities, job coaches and individuals who have been employed. Companies will learn what to expect when hiring someone with disabilities.
Companies: Elaine Spera, Quality Control and Compliance Manager, American Maintenance; and Jeannine Azan, Business Manager, eVero
Job Coaches: Bonnie Holtzman, Sr. Supervisor, Long Island Employment Initiatives, YAI/Seeing Beyond Disability; Alisa O’Brien, Employment Specialist, SAIL Supported Housing; Timothy Carew, Disabilities Resource Coordinator, Hauppauge One-Stop; and a FREE PROS Job Coach; along with individuals who are currently employed.
Facilitator: Shannon Gorlesky, ACLD; along with individuals who are currently employed.
The forum will be followed by various workshops, including:
• Employment and Your Benefits
Job Seekers will learn the impact of employment on their benefits.
Tina Behnstedt, Financial Assistant and Planning, SILO
• Handling The “Hot Seat”
Job seekers will learn how to discuss difficult questions on interviews, such as lapses in employment, forensic issues, and disclose or not to disclose.
• Workplace Social Etiquette/Tips for Embracing Success in the Workplace
Job seekers will learn how to be comfortable with success in the work place, how to behave on the job, acceptable and unacceptable behavior.
Amy Grosshandler, LMSW, Assistant Director, Terry’s Place PROS
FREE will co-present with Bonnie Holtzman, Sr. Supervisor, Long Island Employment Initiatives, YAI/Seeing Beyond Disability
• Agency Employment Issues Roundtable
Job Coaches will learn and share tips from their colleagues on how to keep their individuals employed. A few key questions will be sent to attendees in advance.
Moderator: Frank Armone, Assistant Vice President, Employment Services and Affirmative Business Opportunities, FREE
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Click HERE to Register.