City of Albuquerque
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File #: R-20-84   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 8/3/2020 In control: City Council
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Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Directing The City Of Albuquerque's Office Of Equity And Inclusion, Human Resources Department, And The Small Business Office's Workforce Development Liaison To Collaborate With Local Disability Employment Providers To Explore Opportunities For Creating Supported Employment Opportunities Among Persons With Disabilities (Pe?a, Borrego, Gibson)
Attachments: 1. R-84.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-84 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a, Cynthia D. Borrego, Diane G. Gibson


RESOLUTION
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Directing The City Of Albuquerque's Office Of Equity And Inclusion, Human Resources Department, And The Small Business Office's Workforce Development Liaison To Collaborate With Local Disability Employment Providers To Explore Opportunities For Creating Supported Employment Opportunities Among Persons With Disabilities (Pe?a, Borrego, Gibson)
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WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque is committed to developing an inclusive workforce that is representative of all of its citizens and their skills and capacities; and
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque City Council affirmed its commitment to non-discrimination and equal opportunity through passage of Ordinance 106-1973 establishing the Human Rights Board, Ordinance 2-6-5-1, et. al. seq., establishing the Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Council; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque established the Office of Equity and Inclusion to make Albuquerque a national role model of ensuring equity and inclusion at the local government level; and
WHEREAS, on April 17, 2020 the City of Albuquerque issued an Executive Order declaring May 2 Inclusive Hiring Day and also held a virtual event that brought together supported employment providers, vocational rehabilitation professionals, businesses, and persons with disabilities to discuss the importance of establishing inclusive hiring practices in the public and private sectors; and
WHEREAS, in the City of Albuquerque's Economic Development Department was recently awarded a $450,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support the City's workforce development efforts, including the hiring of a Workforce Development Liaison at the Small Business Office to coordinate the efforts of workforce development programs across Albuquerque; and
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