Bangladesh Business and Disability Network (BBDN) will help the people with disabilities a better chance to join the mainstream workforce for contributing to the country’s economic growth, said employers’ platforms yesterday.
BBDN includes a number of employers and employers’ organisations representing the collective interests groups to help the people with disability through providing jobs.
“Bangladeshi employers, who have hired the people with disabilities, highly appreciated them for their performances, loyalty, productivity, retention, regularity in attendance and overall workplace performance,” said BEF President Salahuddin Kasem Khan.
“Enhancing job opportunities for the underprivileged groups, including people with disabilities, makes it possible for the nation to recognise their potentials,” said Kishore Kumar Singh, senior skills development specialist of ILO.
He said: “We are excited to see the private sector’s enthusiasm in creating such opportunities.”
The initiators came up with assurance at a workshop on “Initiatives towards Setting up a Bangladesh Business and Disability Network”.
Bangladesh Employer’s Federation (BEF) and International Labour Organisation (ILO) with the support of Canadian government brought the private sector employers, especially those involved in promoting the employment of persons with disabilities, together to discuss the establishment of a Bangladesh Business and Disability Network.
“Our government is committed to helping people with disabilities improve their skills but the private sector will have to create the jobs for them,” said state minister for Ministry of Labor and Employment Md Mujibul Haque while addressing the workshop as chief guest.
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