Job Fair for the Disabled

Looking for a job can be tough these days, but when you are out of work and you're also disabled, that can be a daunting challenge.  That's why Thursday, a unique job fair was held focusing on getting people with disabilities back to work.  More than 400 people stood in line at Del Mar College's Center for Economic Development where the fair was held.  Among the crowd, we met a woman by the name of Elda, who is legally blind and out of work.  She told us she knows how tough the job search can be.

Elda Galavis said, "a lot of people out there in the workforce, when they see my cane, they don't think I can do the job I'm applying for, but I can do the job!"

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend and the Employment Alliance for People with Disabilities was behind the 2nd annual job fair.

Monika De La Garza with Workforce Solutions said, "over 58 million people in the US have some type of chronic disability.  These are people who can still work, and out perform some people in some jobs."

More than 40 employers in the Coastal Bend which attended the job fair are currently hiring.


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