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VIEDA to host free webinar on Recruitment of Jobseekers with Disabilities in the Service Industry

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U. S. Virgin Islands – July 13, 2021 — Do you own a restaurant, bar or a service type of business? In celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) in partnership with the Disability Rights Center of the Virgin Islands (DRCVI), will host this week’s “Wednesday Webinars” titled, Recruitment of Jobseekers with Disabilities in the Service Industry on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 10AM-11AM EST.

This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, a software-based platform for video and audio communications and can also be viewed through Facebook livestream at

Restaurant, bar, and other service type businesses are invited to a training on best practices for recruiting people with disabilities. There is a labor shortage and this is a good time to diversify your workforce to include people with disabilities. In this training you will learn where to find qualified jobseekers with disabilities as well as reasonable accommodations. There are numerous online talent pools along with the Virgin Islands Department of Labor and Vocational Rehab that can assist you with finding the right person for the right position at your business!

Register in advance for this webinar at

Upon registration, individuals will receive an email with details on how to join “USVIEDA Wednesday Webinars”.

For more information, contact Shanell Petersen, USVIEDA Managing Director, Marketing and Vision 2040 at or visit


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