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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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Education Commissioner Smith to Attend Disability Employment Awareness Celebration

TALLAHASSEE – Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith tomorrow will attend the Disability Employment Awareness Celebration in Tallahassee. The event, jointly-hosted by the Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Agency for Persons with Disabilities and the Agency for Workforce Innovation, will recognize businesses from across the state that are committed to hiring people with disabilities.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the state is highlighting contributions of people with disabilities to the workforce. The state of Florida will be presenting six businesses with the Florida Exceptional Employer Award. The Florida Exceptional Employer Award is recognizing both the commitment of businesses in hiring and retaining people with disabilities and also creating unique employment opportunities.

The event will be held:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
9:00 a.m.
Tallahassee City Commission Chambers
300 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida