EL PASO – PRIDE Industries, a leading employer of people with disabilities, has been awarded the 2010 Texas Governor’s Annual Employment Award. The award highlights the efforts of employers to hire and retain employees with disabilities and to recognize best practices that positively affect employees with disabilities within the workplace. The award was presented Friday, October 1, 2010, in Nacogdoches, TX at the Annual Employment Awards Ceremony.
With more than 40 years of expertise in preparing people with disabilities for employment, PRIDE provides vocational training, counseling, and support to individuals with disabilities and other employment barriers. With training and supports, people with disabilities develop the technical and work skills they need to obtain and sustain employment, becoming contributing members of their communities. PRIDE recruits, employs and advances careers for people with disabilities in Texas through its Directorate of Public Works contract performing base wide facilities support services at Fort Bliss, and by partnering with state agencies and other organizations to place individuals with disabilities in community employment.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Each year during the month of October, a local committee in Texas hosts the Annual Employment Awards Ceremony, where the winners in each of several categories are introduced. PRIDE Industries was honored in the Non-Profit Employer category, for fostering a diverse and accessible workplace and developing innovative ways to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace.
“We are truly honored to be recognized for our mission to create jobs for people with disabilities,” said Michael Ziegler, President/CEO of PRIDE Industries. “Our team in El Paso, Texas does an outstanding job supporting individuals with disabilities. PRIDE is committed to advancing opportunities for individuals who need additional supports to succeed in the workplace. We are thrilled that their efforts have been rewarded with this recognition.”
About PRIDE Industries:
PRIDE Industries is a not-for-profit organization meeting the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and facilities service needs of public and private organizations nationwide while creating meaningful jobs for people with disabilities. PRIDE currently operates in 11 states and the nation’s capital.
PRIDE Industries is a social enterprise delivering business excellence to public and private organizations nationwide.