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31 Mar 2020

International Labour Organization

China’s Global Business and Disability Network adapts first inclusive employment resource center to mitigate COVID-19 risks

“China’s Global Business and Disability Network ready to establish its first Inclusive Employment Resource Centre”, 25 March 2020

While the COVID-19 is posing new challenges to persons with disabilities, the 20 enterprise members of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network – China Chapter (GBDN-China) have decided to steer up their efforts in promoting the employment of persons with disabilities by establishing the first inclusive employment resource center.

The Center, an interactive online platform named CREATIVE, is scheduled to open on May 1 to fulfill four main functions. First, it will help enterprises find the persons they need. Second, it will conduct evidence-based research on business and disability including on coaching skills and career development systems for persons with disabilities. Third, it will organize training programmes for business HR management, service providers, job coaching teams and persons with disabilities. Lastly, it will offer opportunities for youth with disability to increase their skills and experience through internships, job shadowing and on-the-job training.

… Last December, a new project entitled “Path to success: Create a strong eco-system for persons with disabilities” was launched. Funded by Standard Chartered Global Business Services and implemented by GBDN-China, the project was adapted to mitigate the COVID-19 risks faced by persons with disabilities and improve their ability to recover after the epidemic…