Howard County BLN is designed to:
Provide Howard County employers with access to an overlooked pool of applicants with disabilities.
Develop and distribute information to companies about hiring people with disabilities.
Network with employers to share information on specific disability employment issues.
Recognize exemplary disability employment practices.
Assist businesses to access a largely untapped market for their goods and services, including work accommodations.
The Howard County Business Leadership Network is located in the city of Kokomo, IN. We identified a group of community members and local agencies who then came together with a common goal to help encourage the local employers to hire persons with disabilities. The BLN will help to support these local businesses with education, accommodations, and a qualified pool of employees.
The Howard County BLN is comprised of a leadership committee including Community members, employment service providers, and state agencies charged with employment support. The leadership committee is charged with ensuring the activities outlined are completed efficiently and effectively.
The Howard County BLN business members provide direction, feedback and resources as needed. This group is responsible for establishing business-to-business connections and ensuring that the needs of ALL employers in our community are considered in developing resources for local business to hire people with disabilities.
To learn more about this BLN, contact Kelley Land at 765-454-5997 or by email at email@example.com.