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There were two speakers:
- Veronika Heribanová
- Martin Lubojacký.
Veronika and Martin work at Rytmus.
In 2019, Rytmus helped 40 people with disabilities to find a job in Czechia.
How does Rytmus support job seekers with disabilities?
Rytmus organises meetings with people with disabilities
where they can share their job preferences.
Rytmus helps people with disabilities creating
their CV and answering job offers.
To do so, Rytmus uses social media:
- to make first contacts with companies ;
- to publish short articles presenting job seekers profiles and preferences.
Martin Lubojacký said that companies are afraid to employ people with disabilities.
That is why Rytmus works a lot with companies.
Rytmus meets with companies to learn more
about their business and hiring practices.
Rytmus sets up meetings between companies and employees
to personalise working conditions.
Jobs must meet preferences and needs
of each employee with disability.
Rytmus implements “job shadowing”.
Job seekers can work from 1 to 3 days in the company before starting their new position.
Job seekers can also meet self-advocates that are already working in the company.
Once employees start their new job,
Rytmus supports and coaches them
during their inclusion in the company.
The COVID-19 crisis impacted workers with disabilities in Czechia.
Most people with disabilities work in shops, restaurants and cafes.
But during the lockdown, everything was closed.
Veronika Heribanová said that a lot of employees that Rytmus supports lost their job due to COVID-19.
Veronika said that now people with disabilities find it even more difficult to find a job.
Because companies are afraid to hire new employees.
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