October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The goal of NDEAM is to highlight the contributions and value people with disabilities bring to the workforce. This year’s theme is America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.

As our nation works to rebound economically from the impact of the pandemic, it is important that people with disabilities have access to employment opportunities and that businesses are committed to diversity and inclusion. NDEAM may take place once a year but hiring qualified and talented people with disabilities is something that companies can do every day.

NDEAM Event Listings

Santa Barbara District

VIRTUAL EVENT: State Government Employer Panel
Tuesday, October 12th
11 a.m. to Noon
Pre-registration not required
Zoom Link to the State Government Employer Panel Event

VIRTUAL EVENT: West Ventura County Job Developer Mixer
Wednesday, October 13th
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
For event link, email

VIRTUAL EVENT: Job Opportunities with Amazon
Wednesday, October 13th
10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Email Karen Swanson at


San Jose District

OUTDOOR EVENT: Access2Employment Job Fair
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Wednesday, October 13th
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eventbrite Registration to attend the Access2Employment Job Fair

VIRTUAL EVENT: NDEAM Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, October 20th
10 a.m. to Noon
Sponsored by the Department of Rehabilitation and Gavilan Community College Workability III
Pre-registration is not required
Zoom Link to the NDEAM Roundtable Discussion


Orange San Gabriel District

IN-PERSON EVENT: Orange County Job Fair
Wednesday, October 6th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Irvine Valley College
Registration Link for the Orange County Job Fair

Wednesday, October 27th
10 a.m. to Noon
Pre-registration is not required
Zoom Link to the NDEAM Discussion


San Francisco District

VIRTUAL EVENT: Diversability
Thursday, October 28th
10 a.m. to Noon
Via Zoom
Registration Link for Diversability


Greater Los Angeles District

ONLINE EVENT: ReelAbilities Los Angeles Film Festival
October 15-17
Fee to attend
Link to Film Festival Tickets


Greater East Bay District

VIRTUAL EVENT: Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
Friday, October 29th
10-11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom
Registration link for Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion


Inland Empire District

VIRTUAL EVENT: Rolling Start Inc.’s Disability Mentoring Day
Wednesday, October 27th
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Via Zoom
Registration Link for Disability Mentoring Day Event


Redwood Empire District

VIRTUAL EVENT: Sonoma County Employment of People with Disabilities Awards
Wednesday, October 27th
8 to 10 a.m.
Via Zoom
Registration Link for Awards Ceremony

NDEAM Resources