The Next Step Reverse Job Fair is November 5th!

Are you interested in becoming an inclusive employer?

New Leaf Enterprises will be hosting The Next Step Reverse Job Fair on November 5th, 2021 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm to support people who identify as having a disability.

Each potential employee will have their own booth – with information to help you find an employee that would be ideal for your business. While discussing the positions you are hiring for, the potential employee will have a media presentation to share with you that could include a visual storyboard, a video, or a PowerPoint presentation that highlights their employable skills.

As you finish your discussion with each person, they will give you a portfolio including their resume, professional headshot, and any supporting documents they may have for your consideration.

This event will be hosted by the Employment Team at New Leaf Enterprises, the skills training program of Easter Seals Nova Scotia. We offer a variety of training programs for adults with disabilities and provide support to our participants as they develop necessary skills, allowing them to enhance their employment-related opportunities.

The great thing about our Employment Program is that each individual who gains employment comes with a Job Coach to ensure success. The participant and Job Coach learn the duties together and eventually, the Job Coach fades out to promote independence. The Job Coach is always available to the participant for support and communication. We have many participants independently employed throughout HRM.

There is a wage subsidy program available – and we can help navigate those options! The majority of our participants are with the New Leaf Employment Program – which offers on-site job coaching.  There may be some participants from other programs that don’t offer this service.

The last year has shown us how important our local communities are. There is nothing more supportive than hiring a diverse and inclusive team.

To register for the Reverse Job Fair email our Job Developer Carlton at c.mcdonald@easterseals.ns.ca, please include your name, business, and position.

We will have refreshments available catered by our talented team in the New Leaf Café during the Reverse Job Fair. We look forward to having you participate in this new and innovative job fair that will supply the groundwork to support folks with disabilities in your local community!