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Posted on: September 11, 2018


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Registration is now open for the fourth annual EmployAbility Summit, set for Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 am, at The Diamond Room, 2340 W. Grand Street, Springfield. This annual event, sponsored by the Missouri Job Center, raises awareness of employment potential for those with disabilities benefiting both the company and the individual.

Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast and hear this year’s featured speakers, Jessica Johns, Senior Counsel at CoxHealth in Springfield and Wendy F. Hensel, Dean in the College of Law, at Georgia State University. Both presentations are eligible for continuing education credits for human resource professionals.

“The EmployAbility Summit strives to educate local businesses on the advantages of disability inclusion in the workforce,” said Mary Ann Rojas, Director of the Missouri Job Center. “We are excited about this year’s speakers because they bring a wealth of knowledge and a great deal of passion regarding disability inclusive work places,” Rojas said.

Tickets are $30 or $215 for a table of eight. You may go online to purchase tickets by visiting, or call the Missouri Job Center at 417-887-4343.

This event is also sponsored by these EmployAbility Collaborative partner organizations: Abilities First, ARC of the Ozarks, Dairy Farmers of America, Developmental Center of the Ozarks, Division of Developmental Disabilities, MERS/Goodwill, Missouri Rehabilitation Association, Missouri State University, Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, Preferred Family Healthcare, Springfield Area Human Resource Association, Society for Human Resource Management, SWI Industrial Solutions and the City of Springfield.

For more information, contact event coordinator Katherine Trombetta at 417-841-3389 or [email protected].


The Missouri Job Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aides and services available on request to individuals with disabilities. MO TTY users call 800-735-2966 or dial 711.

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