October is Disability Employment Awareness Month. Inclusion Alberta. Earls Westhills - Calgary

Disability Employment Awareness Month: Earls Westhills

October 18, 2023

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and we are highlighting how Rotarians and local businesses are creating meaningful jobs for individuals with developmental disabilities through Inclusion Alberta’s Rotary Employment Partnership. 

Albertans with developmental disabilities experience an unemployment rate of more than 70%. The Rotary Employment Partnership is creating life-changing job opportunities while providing an untapped labour market to Alberta’s business community. The partnership has created over 800 jobs to date in areas such as food service to administration to labour, and everything in between. Learn more about becoming an inclusive employer. 

Earls Westhills – Calgary 

Earls Westhills has partnered with the Rotary Employment Partnership in Calgary to hire their newest Setter, Hannah. Hannah’s primary responsibility is to create a clean and organized environment for guests to enjoy. Her tasks include clearing and wiping tables and booths, setting and arranging tables, and supporting servers and bartenders by polishing cutlery and getting ice.  

“Hannah has been a great addition to the team,” says Kelsey, Earl’s Lunch Manager. “As a Setter, she is a big help to our servers, especially during our busy lunch hours. Seeing her speed and confidence grow since she joined the team in March has been great.” 

Thank you Earls Westhills for leading the way in inclusive employment! 

Learn more about how you can tap into a valuable labour market by becoming an inclusive employer through the Rotary Employment Partnership. See what inclusive employers have to say about how hiring an individual with an intellectual disability positively affects their bottom line and overall operations here.