Wisconsin Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

5 Oct 2023


Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Wisconsin to acknowledge the vital role people with disabilities play in supporting and enhancing the state economy.

"Wisconsin employers that recruit, retain, and support the success of workers of various abilities are serving as good examples for others to follow," Gov. Evers said. “We want to help all Wisconsin employers build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state, and we believe that when we all work together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable Wisconsin for everyone."

On Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recognized SKCO McDonald's of West Allis as an exemplary employer for its diverse and inclusive hiring practices that welcome individuals with disabilities into the workplace. The company's seven locations across the greater Milwaukee area have hired 20 people with disabilities in the past year.

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