People with disabilities learn of job opportunities at fair
The Orangeburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board recently presented its consumers with an opportunity to learn more about community services, their rights as contributing citizens and ways they can become gainfully employed.
Consumers gathered at the OCDSNB office on Magnolia Street for an Educational Fair, which included participation by the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety, the Orangeburg Area Boys and Girls Club, the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service-Savannah River and Orangeburg County Relay for Life.
James Young said he found the fair to be informative, adding that having a chance to work gives him self-esteem.
“It makes you feel a lot better for yourself. I pretty well like yard work, which I have a job right now doing yard work through Husqvarna. I work with the yard crew there. I’m really kind of hoping that works out,” Young said.
James McCord said he liked to do janitorial work.