Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry Makes History 12th August 2017

The Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), BEF, Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) and BBDN jointly organized a seminar on “Promotion of Disability Inclusion at the Workplace”.
In his speech Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan urged the business community and the government of Bangladesh to start by recruiting at least 1% of employees with disabilities and to slowly increase the number. He further proposed that CCCI form a committee on disability inclusion. During the open discussion session, establishment of a job placement desk for people with disabilities was also proposed.
In his speech, President CCCI Mr. Mahbubul Alam expressed the need to change attitudes towards people with disabilities. He proposed that the skills of people with disabilities be evaluated for the workplace and identify any gaps that needed to be remedied. He urged employers to appoint people with disabilities and materialize the idea of a tax rebate for organizations that are inclusive. Five persons with disabilities who graduated from Chittagong University were offered jobs in different organizations instantly in the seminar.
At a follow up seminar it was reported that those who received jobs through this event have been performing very well, which has inspired more employers to hire people with disabilities in Chittagong.

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