Time & Location
May 25, 2023, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
About the event
Now more than ever, employers are facing a hiring crisis. With the massive layoffs due to the pandemic, it is understandable that we employers thought the hiring pool would be huge once we were ready to get back into full swing. But we were wrong. Less workers returned to work after the pandemic and it’s harder to find the quality candidates that employers are craving to hire.
Enter the untapped talent pool of people with disabilities. More often than not, employers overlook people with disabilities as quality candidates or as a way to achieve their DEI goals for the workplace.
Join us for this webinar on meeting your staffing needs and increasing diversity by hiring people with disabilities. This webinar is geared towards HR leaders, and presented by Donna Feingold--a long-time member of the CCCEAC--who is familiar with our needs as employers. Donna will share the benefits of tapping into this hidden talent pool and will also:
- Debunk common myths associated with hiring people with disabilities
- Help overcome fears associated with the cost of accommodations
- Share tips to help you work with people with different abilities
- Overview the many benefits of diversifying your workforce
- Outline the local resources that can help you with your staffing needs
About the Speaker:
Donna Feingold is currently the President and Owner of Finding Golden Solutions, a consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations grow stronger. She is the primary consultant to HireAble, an organization dedicated to creating more employment opportunities to people with disabilities in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
Donna has almost 28 years of executive director experience. Most recently she was the Executive Director of the Adaptive Learning Center (ALC), a nonprofit in Concord serving adults with neurodevelopmental and autism spectrum disabilities. Prior to ALC, she was the Executive Director of Moving Forward Towards Independence from for almost ten years and prior to Moving Forward, Donna was the Executive Director of Toolworks, a human service agency that creates social and economic opportunities to over 500 individuals with disabilities each year in the San Francisco Bay Area. All three of the organizations Donna managed had a strong focus on helping individuals find meaningful employment in the community.
Ms. Feingold has nearly 40 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities and other challenges. After college, she worked for several human service agencies in the Boston area. In addition to her current duties as CEO of Finding Golden Solutions and consultant to HireAble, Donna participates in many collaborations and committees including serving on the boards of the Developmental Disability Council of Contra Costa and the City of Benicia’s Human Service Board. Ms. Feingold is a graduate of Leadership San Francisco, Class of 1999, and a graduate of Leadership Contra Costa County, Class of 2017, programs that educates business leaders on the complex social and economic issues of their communities.
Donna received her Ed.M from Harvard University and her BA from the University of Pennsylvania.