The 5th Annual Hiring Abilities Employment Symposium and Job Fair was hosted by the City of Jacksonville and Florida Blue on November 2, 2017 at the Florida Blue Conference Center in Jacksonville. Topics discussed included breaking through unconscious biases, moving beyond diversity, active inclusion, effective communication, and reducing stigmas within your organization. The event's keynote speaker, Lou Orslene of the Job Accommodation Network, introduced new tools for training, hiring, and retaining an inclusive workforce. This year's event was the Division's largest yet, with over 160 Symposium participants, 150 candidates, and nearly 40 employers and agencies. 

Follow this link to download Lou Orslene's presentation Self-Identification: Benefits to Federal Contractors and Career-Seekers with Diverse Abilities.

 Hiring Symposium viewing video during second presentation   Lou Orslene presenting at the 2015 Hiring Symposium   Job applicants speaking to Job Fair vendors