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There are 1 million open jobs in Canada. Yet more than half of people with Down syndrome can't find paid employment. Aiming to match supply and demand, the Canadian Down Syndrome Society just launched the world's first employment resource on LinkedIn for people with Down syndrome.
The society partnered with LinkedIn to develop Inployable. People with Down syndrome in search of a job can fill out a brief form on inployable.com, including their LinkedIn profile. If they don't have a profile, a LinkedIn coach will help build one. Next, job seekers are added to Inployable's network — basically a company page on LinkedIn — where potential employers can find them.
Inployable will be building out the community with resources for employers on subjects like training processes and how to implement inclusive hiring. Crucially, the goal is to provide long-term support, not just share a meaningful but fleeting campaign. The concept and 'I'm inployable' launch film were developed with FCB Canada.
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