Nominations sought for Harford awards to persons with disabilities, top employers

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From the Harford County Commission on Disabilities.

The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at the 2018 Employment Recognition Luncheon on Oct. 23, marking Disability Employment Awareness Month.

The awards highlight the accomplishments of employees with disabilities, and recognize employers who give them the opportunity to join and excel in the workforce. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 21.

Awards in several categories will be given to the person or organization that consistently supports the advancement of individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards: Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Harford County Student Worker of the Year, Accessibility Award, Ruth Helen Thompson Memorial Community Service Award, Media Award, Volunteer of the Year and Veteran of the Year.

Anyone can nominate a person, business or other organization that has made an impact in someone’s life or in the community as a whole.

Nomination forms and details for each award category are available www.harfordcountymd.gov or by contacting Rachel Harbin, Harford County disabilities coordinator, at 410-638-3373.

This year’s theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.”

The theme reflects the commitment to a diverse and competitive labor force here in Harford County and across the state and nation.

The theme also recognizes the valuable contributions, skills and talents of workers with differing abilities.

Tickets for the Oct. 23 luncheon at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs can be purchased by contacting Rachel Harbin at 410-638-3373 or disability@harfordcountymd.gov.

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