PRIDE Industries Expands Employment Services for People with Disabilities to Central Louisiana

Roseville, Ca. May 14, 2009 - PRIDE Industries, a leading employer of people with disabilities, announces the recent expansion of employment services to central Louisiana with the addition of its Alexandria, LA office. Employment services are designed to provide employers with capable, skilled and motivated workers to meet diverse job requirements.

PRIDE’s Louisiana Employment Services offices will help to recruit, hire and train workers in support of the company’s Directorate of Public Works contract at Fort Polk, and in the community at large. PRIDE Industries has more than 40 years of expertise in preparing people with disabilities for employment in PRIDE’s own manufacturing, supply chain and facilities maintenance businesses, and with other businesses in the community.

PRIDE offers a continuum of person-centered services to help people with disabilities meet their employment goals and to become acclimated and productive in their new positions. Individual abilities are carefully matched to employer needs and supported with employer and employee assistance to ensure success. Employment service offerings for people with disabilities include: vocational assessments, job development and placement services, on-site job coaching and training and employer/employee consultations.

PRIDE Industries’ has been nationally recognized for its efforts to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. PRIDE currently provides employment services to people with disabilities in California, Texas, New Mexico, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

About PRIDE Industries:

PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization providing a variety of business solutions to meet the manufacturing and service needs of business and government nationwide. PRIDE employs more than 4,300 individuals across 10 states and in the nation's capitol, including more than 2,700 people with disabilities. PRIDE is a self-sustaining business with over $150 million in annual revenue and ranks as the third largest manufacturing and service company in the greater Sacramento region.  Founded in 1966, PRIDE is headquartered in Roseville, CA.