Florida Governor Highlights New Web Portal to Match Floridian’s With Disabilities to Jobs

 The portal will assist job seekers and students with disabilities in finding job opportunities and link them with career centers and other resources that can help them obtain and keep employment. Employers can also reach the Help Desk that is staffed by knowledgeable professionals to assist employers interested in recruiting individuals with disabilities as part of their workforce. They can provide employers with information and referral services to support their business needs.

The Abilities Work Web Portal and Help Desk are key components of a larger effort, the Employment First Initiative, announced last year. This initiative was recommended by Governor Scott’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities, which includes representation from APD, to better link employers to qualified job-seekers with disabilities in their communities.