Autism Job Seekers Database
Tuesday, March 1 2016 - Thursday, August 31 2017
Autism Nova Scotia
Press Release for January 12, 2016:
Job Seekers Database Connects Individuals with Autism to Employment Opportunities
Halifax, NS- Today Autism Nova Scotia is officially launching a new Autism Job Seekers Database, in partnership with Ready, Willing and Able. The database is the first of its kind and creates a way for job ready people with autism to connect to employment supports and meaningful career opportunities.
“This is an important new tool for both job-seekers and employers,” said Cynthia Carroll, Executive Director of Autism Nova Scotia. “A major concern for adults with autism is employment. This database will allow us to more effectively direct people with autism to supports and employment opportunities that fit their skills and interests.”
The new job seekers database is a way to help bridge the gap between employers looking to build more inclusive workplaces around real labour demand, and job seekers, assuring both parties are getting what they need to succeed. Outcomes from the pilot stage indicate this will be an effective tool for all involved.
For job seekers, the database supports people on the Autism Spectrum by connecting them to an autism specialist, who provides guidance in identifying job opportunities created by Ready, Willing and Able that match their individual skills and interests.
For employers, the database is a repository of a large and diverse group of prospective job candidates that fit their hiring needs—helping them build more inclusive workplaces and positively impacting their bottom line.
The Autism Job Seekers Database in this province is administered by Autism Nova Scotia in partnership with Ready, Willing and Able. Ready, Willing and Able is a national initiative of the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance and Canadian Association for Community Living and their partner organizations, designed to increase labour market participation among people with intellectual disabilities or autism.
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