Inclusive Hiring: One Solution to the Labor Shortage by NJBAC

Inclusive Hiring: One Solution to the Labor Shortage by NJBAC 578 357 Morris County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)

Inclusive Hiring: One Solution to the Labor Shortage by NJBAC

Representatives from the New Jersey Business Action Center, the Department of Labor, and Easterseals New Jersey share the way companies can reach this talent, what language to use and avoid, interview etiquette, and accommodations to consider.

This pre-recorded free webinar will help you learn how your company can strengthen its recruitment strategy by attracting and retaining people with disabilities – especially as employers face a major labor shortage and the Great Resignation.

Meet The Speakers:

  • Melanie Willoughby, Executive Director -Melanie Willoughby, named one of New Jersey’s most influential economic development leaders in 2021, is no stranger to the New Jersey business community. Before joining the NJBAC in 2018, Melanie served as the Chief Government Affairs Officer of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA). A seasoned government relations strategist, Melanie has worked with state and local levels of government as an advocate for businesses of all sizes.


  • Marc Schweitzer, Program Planning & Development Specialist – Marc Schweitzer is a trained Vocational evaluator, Master’s level Counselor and Certified Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in the Rehabilitation field. He has placed numerous individuals with disabilities into competitive integrated employment over his 14 years as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Marc brings his knowledge and expertise with workforce development to his role as a Consultant to the DVRS Business Outreach Team.


  • Jennifer Veneziani, Consultant Business Outreach Team – Jennifer Veneziani is in her 20th year with the NJ Department of Labor (NJDOL). During her tenure, she served as a Counselor for various programs and organized the first Learning Link in Burlington County. Upon completion of her Master’s degree from the Rutgers University, she joined the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (NJDVRS) as a Counselor, Senior Counselor, and Supervisor and is currently a Consultant with the Business Outreach Team.

Pre-recorded webinar courtesy of the NJ Business Action Center.