Tampa Bay’s hiring professionals will gain resources and information to better include Job Seekers with Disabilities in the Workforce at this unique Lunch and Learn
TAMPA, Fla., Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Business Owners, Human Resources Professionals and Hiring Managers from small-large companies throughout the Tampa Bay region are invited to attend The Diversity Initiative Inc. inaugural “Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce” Lunch and Learn, on Thursday, August 25 (Noon-1:00pm), at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre.
This joint event is designed to educate attendees about the value, productivity and profitability individuals with disabilities can bring to organizations of all sizes. Job Seekers with Disabilities interested in part-time or full-time jobs represent one of the largest and underutilized talent pools in the Tampa Bay area. Employers who attend the event can expect to receive valuable insight about strategies to successfully recruit, train and develop diverse talent to meet their growing demands.
“Promoting hiring practices that diversify the work place are crucial to the success of any business’ recruitment and retention efforts,” said John Pribanic, TDI President/CEO. “We are thrilled to have so many community and business leaders from across the Tampa Bay area join us to further facilitate greater inclusion and diversity in organizations throughout the region.”
Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandra Murman will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies and Richard Gonzmart, the fourth generation president of Columbia Restaurant Group, will provide the keynote address. Gonzmart has a personal connection to this topic as he struggled throughout school only to discover years later he suffered from ADHD and dyslexia, which he now considers an advantage because it helps him think differently. Under Gonzmart’s direction, the Columbia has expanded from two locations to seven, and grown to include four additional restaurant concepts.
Attendees will also hear from Allen Anderson, an International Expert in customized employment and Vanessa Rodriguez, Vice President of The Diversity Initiative, on how developing customized employment solutions for job seekers with disabilities promotes long-term success for all parties.
Don’t Miss Out, Seating is Limited so Register Today! Pease RSVP online at tdi-lunch-and-learn.eventbrite.com or fax registration to (813) 443-0728 by Friday, August 19, 2016.
Who: The Diversity Initiative and TPepin’s Hospitality Center
What: The inaugural “Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce” Lunch and Learn for Business Owners, Hiring Managers and H/R Professionals
When: Thursday, August 25, Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: TPepin’s Hospitality Centre (4121 N 50th St., Tampa, FL 33610)
ABOUT THE DIVERSITY INITIATIVE, INC.
The Diversity Initiative, Inc. is a non-profit that specializes in providing no-fee employment resources to both Job Seekers with Disabilities and employers to facilitate quality employment matches. We also provide support services to both the employee and employer to promote long-term success. During the past six years, we have made over 1,700 successful outcomes throughout Tampa Bay. For more information, please visit www.tdiworks.org.
ABOUT TPEPIN’S HOSPITALITY CENTRE
TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, a state-of-the-art venue, built from the ground up to be Tampa Bay’s Premiere event facility. TPepin’s Hospitality Centre provides cutting edge lighting, sound, video, and architecture designed by acclaimed leaders in their discipline. The TPepin’s Hospitality Centre provides the finest foundation from which to build your customized event. For information please visit www.tpepinshospitalitycentre.com, or Facebook or call 813-367-0040.