The County of San Diego Partners with PRIDE Industries to Create Internships for People With Disabilities
July celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibited discrimination based on disability and mandated reasonable accommodations and accessibility. At PRIDE Industries, we know that people with disabilities have many strengths and abilities that make them wonderful employees. Despite the progress made in inclusive hiring practices, they still remain excluded from employment opportunities.
We are proud to bridge this gap by partnering with the County of San Diego’s for their relaunch of Jay’s Program: an internship program for people with disabilities. Our staff, funded by generous donors to The Michael Ziegler PRIDE Industries Foundation, connects job seekers with intellectual and developmental disabilities with six-month, part-time, paid internship opportunities with the County.