Bangladesh Business and Disability Network (BBDN) have awarded six apparel makers for promoting disability inclusion and providing jobs for persons with disability in their respective companies.
The awards were given to the winners at the closing ceremony of a Job Fair jointly organized by the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) and BBDN to create opportunities for employment for the persons with disabilities.
A total of nine companies, Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry were awarded.
From the readymade garment (RMG) sector, Square Group, Viyellatex Group ShinShin Group, Urmi Group, DBL Group, and Vintage Denim won the award.
From other sectors, Akhter Group (a furniture maker), Picard Bangladesh, a leather goods manufacturers and exporter and Shwapno (a chain shop) were awarded.
The Job Fair, a unique network of employers promoting disability inclusion in the workplace especially tailored for the people with disability, partnering with BRAC held on 20 October 2018 in Dhaka.
I wish success to these award winners and expecting a positive outcome in terms of increase of participation of the persons with disabilities in skills and employment in Bangladesh promoting a very inclusive and diversified workplace.
A total of 232 job seeker participated in the fair and 110 persons with a range of impairment successfully availed employment from the event. Of the total successful candidate, a total of 26 people received appointment letter on the spot by the recruiting managers.
Babylon group, Fakir Apparels Ltd, Vintage Denim, DBL Group, Esquire Group recruited them from the fair.
“Since the government is working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to its fullest efforts. I think, this kind of jobs fair is highly motivating for the persons with disabilities and also for the employers,” said Md Abul Kalam Azad, Principal Coordinator of SDG Cell, Prime Minister Office (PMO).
“I wish success to these award winners and expecting a positive outcome in terms of increase of participation of the persons with disabilities in skills and employment in Bangladesh promoting a very inclusive and diversified workplace,” Tuomo Poitiainen, ILO Country Director for Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Business Disability Network (BBDN), is a voluntary group of representatives from business, non-governmental and disabled peoples’ organizations with a primary purpose of helping people with disabilities to find decent work and for employers to recruit staff with disabilities.
The network, which operates under the Bangladesh Employers Federation (BEF) was officially launched in December 2016.