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Tangram Business Resourcing, a local nonprofit that assists companies in establishing an inclusive workforce, and the Autism Society of Indiana, are hosting a free “Reverse Job Fair” on March 6 from 3-5 p.m. at the Rapp Family Conference Center at Eskenazi Health, 720 Eskenazi Ave.

At a traditional job fair, employers sit behind a table and job seekers approach them with questions about their company. At the upcoming “Reverse Job Fair” the roles will be switched. Job seekers are stationed at tables, and employers will approach them to learn more about their skills and experience. The setup is designed to make candidates with disabilities feel more comfortable and confident with networking, while also allowing businesses to easily connect with skilled candidates.

Students and recent graduates from Ivy Tech, University of Indianapolis, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and more will be in attendance and are seeking jobs in industries such as information technology, supply chain and logistics, graphic design and animation and more. There will also be complimentary disability awareness and etiquette training for businesses that attend, but space is limited for these sessions.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: Ability Aware Reverse Job Fair – Presented by Tangram Business Resourcing and the Autism Society of Indiana, this event switches the roles of a traditional job fair by putting the job seekers behind the tables while employers approach them to ask questions. This setup is intended to make candidates with disabilities feel more comfortable in a network setting and to easily connect employers with qualified candidates.

WHEN: March 6 from 3-5 p.m.

  • Disability Awareness and Etiquette Training Session 1 starts at 2 p.m.
  • Disability Awareness and Etiquette Training Session 2 starts at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rapp Family Conference Center at Eskenazi Health, 720 Eskenazi Ave., Indianapolis, Ind.

COST: Free

SIGN-UP: Contact Angie Vandersteen at (317) 968-9035 or avandersteen@thetangramway.org

  • Businesses can still register, but spots for job seekers are full

About Tangram

Established in 1985 by family members of six individuals with disabilities in Hancock County, IN, Tangram has grown to provide individualized independent living services to over 250 individuals in 17 counties throughout Indiana, amounting to 500,000 hours of support provided in the last year. Tangram is a CARF-accredited United Way partner agency whose mission encompasses the following: Tangram supports people with disabilities by designing services to meet their specific needs and desires. Tangram assists them to live full meaningful, and happy lives, at home and as members of their community. Tangram joins with community partners to create inclusive and sustainable solutions to challenges faced by those impacted by disabilities. For more information on Tangram’s services, visit www.thetangramway.org.

Tangram Business Resourcing is a division of Tangram that connects people with disabilities and employers. TBR has expertise in developing an inclusive workforce. TBR’s team of experts has worked on the national level in 11 states supporting distribution centers, call centers, retail stores and other business units to build the internal capacity to recruit, hire, train and retain employees with all types of disabilities. For more information on Tangram Business Resourcing, visit https://www.tangrambusinessresourcing.org.

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