Christina Davenport: “It goes back to education and getting the word out.”
According to the Florida Chamber Foundation’s recent unemployment report, there are more than 1.13 million Floridians with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 65. Of the 1.13 million, 700,000 people with disabilities are not currently in Florida’s workforce.
The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Internship Program seeks to help close the talent gap by connecting businesses with workforce needs to valuable talent.
JMI Professional Services is one of the 10 businesses who were selected to take part in this pilot program.
“I think the business community has a need for these individuals with disabilities that are out there and they don’t realize, in my opinion, that they are available to work,” said CHRISTINA DAVENPORT, President, JMI Professional Services Inc. “It goes back to educating and letting those that are out there and have employment needs to let them know that there is another skilled group of individuals that are ready to work.”