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Creating and sustaining employment for the visually impaired
Jax Wiley, President of Orion Global Talent. Billy Parker,Program Director at NSITE. Erin Pierpoint, Head of Talent Strategy at Bristol Myers Squibb.
In the U.S. over 7.5 million people are blind or have low vision. One of the biggest challenges those with visual impairments face is in relation to sustained employment with career mobility.
So that’s why we’re delighted to be joined on the show today by a cast of people who are trying, and succeeding, to make a difference on this front. Jax Willey and Billy Parker are involved in a partnership to provide the professional education needed for blind and visually impaired individuals to enter the recruiting and sourcing industry. The brainchild of Jax’s business partner, Bob Richardson, this program can help upskill members of this community. We also welcome Erin Pierpoint to give us a glimpse into the future employer side of this discussion.
In this edition of The Shortlist, we’re going to be chatting about this program and its aims, the struggles faced by those with visual impairments and how SocialTalent’s recruitment content has helped prepare these candidates for their future careers.
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