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Richmond Centre for Disability hosting job fair

By Hannah Scott

Published 3:35 PDT, Fri August 12, 2022

Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) is hoping to bring its annual job fair to a broader audience through a partnership with Lansdowne Centre.

This year’s event is taking place on Friday (Aug. 19) from noon to 5 p.m.

“RCD reached out to Lansdowne Centre and inquired about its annual job fair to see if we can partner with them to reach a broader audience, including youth with barriers and people with disabilities,” says Vincent Kwok, RCD’s employment support manager.

Both RCD and Lansdowne reached out to employers, academic institutions, and other organizations to be part of the event, which is free to attend.

“Attendees can expect to network with potential employers, hand out resumes, and/or do one-on-one interviews,” says Kwok. “They can also explore educational opportunities and connect with agencies that can assist with job search or volunteer opportunities.”

The event allows employees living with a disability or another barrier to employment to connect with employers. People can also get help from RCD’s job assistance services like the Supports for Independent Living and the Employment and Empowerment Project.

“We at RCD advocate for an equitable and inclusive workplace,” says Kwok. “If you are a job seeker, come out to this event and take advantage of the networking opportunities that the variety of employers and organizations have. As an ongoing service, employers can also reach out to RCD if they have vacancies that they are looking to fill.”

RCD staff can help employers connect with participants, as well as keeping people informed of future events where possible employees can be found.

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