Kosciusko Business Leadership Network Project is an opportunity for Warsaw to be a leader in economic development by maximizing its human capital. The BLN project utilizes a business to business approach to educate, and promote the business imperative of including people with disabilities in the workforce.
How will hiring people with disabilities promote economic development?
The Disability Community
Indiana started local BLN’s around 2002
Below is a list of Locally Driven, Local Affiliates in other parts of Indiana
Kosciusko County is the orthopedic capital of the world, it is a community known for it’s philanthropic generosity. There are 1,729 people that have a disability in Kosciusko County. Based on the national census, it is estimated that Kosciusko County has 9,185 people between the age of 16 to 64 with a disability affected their ability to work at a job or business (12% of the 76,541 people in this age group). In Kosciusko County, it’s estimated that 2/3 of people with a disability between the age of 16 to 64 are not working. 84% of non-employed people with a disability say they would like to have a job. (Source: US 2000 Census)
These are just some of the reasons for Kosciusko County to form a BLN. Get in on the ground floor of a unique and valuable project. For more information and to get involved contact:
Vickie Lootens, Employment Services Coordinator
CareerLinks a division of Cardinal Services, Inc.
504 North Bay Drive
Warsaw, IN 46580