30 Dec '17, 4pm

Brian Gomez of The Roasted Bean on Outfitting Spaces for Disabilities

Brian Gomez of The Roasted Bean on Outfitting Spaces for Disabilities

When I asked about pro tips for folks with disabilities looking to break into the industry, Gomez recommended learning some skills and finding out what speaks to you before trying to get that first job; one way or another, you’re going to be new to navigating the setup, so it’s better to not necessarily be new to all the job duties as well. He added that he made most of his professional connections by sharing home roasts through friends. “Those doors just opened for me because I brought something to the table,” he says. For companies that want to hire qualified people with physical disabilities or limitations but don’t know where to start, he recommended bringing in people with disabilities to look over your space and give you tips. “These things seem daunting to a business owner, but in actuality a lot of adjustments can be cheap and easy,” he says. “Before I got hurt, I ...

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baristamagazine.com 28 Dec '17, 4pm

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