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Posted on: September 17, 2019


EmployAbility for Mail Chimp

September 17, 2019
Contact: Katherine Trombetta, 417-841-3389 or [email protected]


Registration is now open for the fifth annual EmployAbility Summit, set for Wednesday, October 16, 8 am, at The Diamond Room, 2340 W. Grand Street, Springfield. This annual event, sponsored by the Missouri Job Center, raises awareness of the employment potential of those with disabilities, benefiting both the company and the individual.

Attendees will enjoy a hot breakfast while hearing this year’s featured speakers, who are both from Missouri State University. Melissa Berry is the Director of the Office for Institutional Equity & Compliance, and Julia Holmes, Deputy Compliance Officer in Legal Affairs & Compliance, will present a complete look at how Missouri State University embraces those with disabilities whether they are staff or students. 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 $240 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, CC Links, Dairy Farmers of America, Developmental Center of the Ozarks, MERS/Goodwill, Missouri Rehabilitation Association, Missouri State University, Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, Preferred Family Employment, 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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