NC DHHS Secretary Cohen To Visit OBX on Feb. 1

Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, will visit the Outer Banks on Thursday, Feb. 1, to tout the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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Mandy K. Cohen, MD, MPH, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, will visit the Outer Banks on Thursday, Feb. 1, to discuss the state’s EveryBody Works NC campaign.

The campaign promotes the benefits of a diverse, inclusive workforce and provides human resources professionals, executives, small business owners and other employers with information and tools that simplifies the recruitment, hiring and retention of people with disabilities. The program also supports the development of work-based learning opportunities for people with disabilities.

The program aims to encourage hiring people with disabilities of all kinds, including those with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse issues.

All area business/community leaders interested in expanding their employment base or interested in social service/social justice issues are invited to attend.

The event, which is free, will take place at 8 a.m. at Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant, 705 S. Croatan Hwy., milepost 8.5, Kill Devil Hills. Breakfast will be served.

Registration is required. RSVP by Monday, Jan. 22, by calling the chamber at (252) 441-8144 or emailing Julie@outerbankschamber.com.

The forum is sponsored by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, EveryBody Works NC and The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about Everybody Works NC, visit nccdd.org/everybody-works-nc.html.

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