ST. PETERSBURG - The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System will receive a state-level award for its commitment to hiring people with disabilities during a disability employment awareness celebration on Oct. 31.
The event will be held at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel, 333 First St. S., St. Petersburg, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
The celebration is being held in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which is recognized during the month of October.
Vocational Rehabilitation, a statewide program under the Florida Department of Education that assists disabled individuals with training, will host the event, medical treatment, accommodations, and other services so they may become or remain employed. VR has helped more than 6,000 Floridians find or keep their jobs last year and has 80 offices across Florida.