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Why Work Matters - NZDSN National Employment Symposium

9 August 2017, 10:00am
11 August 2017, 12:45pm
(04) 473 4678

Access to secure employment is a high priority for disabled people, not just because of the increased financial security it can bring, but because of the difference it can make to people’s health and well-being. Work really matters and is essential to a good life. The employment participation rate for disabled people is half that of the general population. Disabled people are missing out and the labour market is missing out on the contribution that disabled people can make.

This symposium will explore the bigger picture issues involving labour market trends,  the economics of employment as well as legislative and regulatory matters related to access for disabled people. We will also be looking at the more detailed picture of employment support policies and practices that make a difference at the individual level. We have a diverse range of national and international speakers to challenge our thinking and our practices.

We will have employers presented along with well-known figures from within the disability employment sector in New Zealand.  With that, we are delighted to have secured the speaking services of a number of notable sector figures.

Location: Hamilton

For more information please see the Conference page on the NZDSN Website.