Career Options Day assists people with disabilities in finding jobs

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department held its 36th Annual Career Options Day. The career fair provided an opportunity for job seekers with disabilities to connect with employers in-person and network. “Individuals that have challenges, or disabilities, or any kind of difficulties, I think historically they’ve had to work just a little bit harder at everything to succeed, in the same way as someone without disabilities has to. So I think usually you’re going to get a little extra effort from the clients that we serve in the vocational rehabilitation world,” said Bertalan Kormann, clinical supervisor. JFK estimated anywhere from 200 to 500 candidates cycled through the doors at this event, with the potential for dozens of new jobs.