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Sutton’s MP puts on Disability Confident event promoting employment opportunities for disabled people


Andrew Mitchell has written to over 100 companies in Sutton Coldfield inviting them to a Disability Confident Event at the Sutton Coldfield Community Fire Station on Friday 27 February. The event is aimed at promoting job opportunities for disabled people and providing information to employers about the business benefits of employing disabled job seekers.

The event, organised in conjunction with the support of the local Jobcentre Plus and other local businesses is one in a series of Disability Confident events being held over the next few months. Confirmed speakers include Barclays, Marks & Spencer, the YMCA and MIND.

The employment gap between disabled people and non-disabled people is 30%. This event will bring together employers with experience of employing disabled people, and those without, to discuss how businesses can best position themselves to employ disabled people.

Andrew Mitchell said “I am looking forward to welcoming a large number of businesses to this event. I am sure it will be extremely productive for all of those involved, and will provide an excellent forum for employers to learn more about the benefits of employing disabled people”.

The event will take place at the Sutton Coldfield Community Fire Station on Friday 27 February. Registration will be open from 9.30 and there will be an opportunity for networking and refreshments before the presentations, which will start at 10.00 and finish at 12.30.



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