October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual nationwide recognition that highlights the skills, diversity and talent that people with disabilities bring to the workforce. This year’s theme is Disability: Part of the Equity Equation, which reflects the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities and showcases supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. NDEAM may take place once a year but hiring qualified and talented people with disabilities is something that companies can do every day.

NDEAM DOR District Event Listings

DOR District: Greater Los Angeles

MCS 7th Annual Disability Job & Resource Fair
Wednesday, October 5
Hollywood WorkSource Center
4311 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles
Greater LA Event Registration Link

DOR District: Santa Barbara

Veterans Career Information Panel
Presenters from Various Veteran Organizations
Thursday, October 6
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Virtual via Zoom
Santa Barbara Event Registration Link
ASL interpreters will be provided

DOR District: Van Nuys / Foothill

Employer Spotlight: Southern California Gas Company
Information Session for Job Seekers
Friday, October 7
10 to 11 a.m.
Virtual via Microsoft Teams
Meeting ID: 280 199 394 254
Passcode: vK6yZm

DOR District: Northern Sierra

California Highway Patrol Disability Awareness Fair
Thursday, October 13
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
State Capitol – West Lawn
1500 10th Street

DOR District: San Jose

7th Annual NDEAM Roundtable Discussion/Employer Q&A
Thursday, October 20
10 a.m. to Noon
Virtual via Zoom
San Jose Event Link
For ASL accommodations, email

DOR District: Northern Sierra

NORCal Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services NDEAM Event
Thursday, October 20
10 a.m.
Virtual via Zoom
Event Registration Link