National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Pensacola, Fla. (October 3, 2019) – The essential roles that people with disabilities provide are creating a high demand for skilled talent hence the name of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme: The Right Talent, Right Now.

Global Connections to Employment (GCE) of Lakeview Center is the largest private Northwest Florida employer of persons with disabilities. During October, GCE will host events to celebrate teams at work sites across the nation. Locally, picnics and celebrations will be held at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Eglin Air Force Base, Lakeview Center, Baptist Hospital, and Gulf Breeze Hospital where GCE employees work.

Approximately 360 Northwest Florida community members who have a disability work for GCE in Escambia, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties at 25 sites. About 1,900 people work at contract sites in the country. GCE provides the following services: 

Visit GCE.org to learn more or call Lori Kain, director of governmental/community relations, at 850.429.6969.