AbilitiesLogo-11In September we told you about www.abilitiesforbusiness.com, a website that matches job candidates with businesses (read the article here).

“Abilities for Business is designed to bridge the gap between business owners and Human Resource professionals by providing a diverse portfolio of candidates with different abilities to fill their teams’ vacancies via one web portal,” says Kat Cunningham, Abilities for Business contributor and President of Moresource, Inc.

This site is up and running and becoming well known in professional circles in Columbia for promoting and encouraging inclusive hiring practices by Boone County businesses.

Kat-Cunningham-217x300In March, representatives of Abilities for Business exhibited at the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase.

The Showcase gives Columbia and Mid-Missouri businesses the opportunity to feature their products and services. Thousands attend the Showcase every year. This year was no different. It provided a great opportunity to gain exposure for the website and inclusive hiring.

Also in March, the group began its quarterly Dine and Development Series. These are trainings for the business community scheduled around breakfast or lunch.

The next Dine and Development sessions will be June 15th, 8:00 am-9:00 am and September 20th, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at the Country Club of Missouri. The topics: Reaching Qualified Applicants with Disabilities and Enhancing Employee Performance through Reasonable Accommodations.

Jessica Mahon, Abilities for Business contributor and Director of ACT’s Career Services, said, “The Topics were selected based on feedback from the business community. So it is definitely of value for them to attend.”