October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) raises awareness of disability employment issues. It’s also a time to reflect upon and recognize the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. At PRIDE Industries, we want people to take away that people of all abilities should be included in a company’s hiring strategy.  It’s time to shift old workforce paradigms and broaden accepted views on what is talent and who can contribute to a vibrant workplace.

Leah Burdick, Chief Growth Officer and Brian Garbark, Director of Rehab Operations at PRIDE Industries, discuss the benefits of a not only diverse, but also inclusive, workforce in the podcast below:

In 2019, Thunder Valley formed a partnership with PRIDE Industries‘ staffing services to hire multiple work teams of individuals with developmental disabilities to staff its laundry facilities.

 

“PRIDE’s partnership and commitment help Thunder Valley achieve our goals with quality results while providing opportunities and training for people with developmental disabilities in our community. This month, and always, we celebrate and thank these dedicated individuals who excel in their roles.”
–Dawn Clayton, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resorts

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the perfect time to educate and celebrate the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

 

KCBS news anchor Liz Saint John in Los Angeles spoke with Leah Burdick, PRIDE Industries’ Chief Growth Officer.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! TAGCarts is proud to partner with PRIDE Industries & U.S. Department of Labor to build a more inclusive workforce, one job at a time.

PRIDE Industries’ Vice President of Inclusive Talent Solutions, Matt Anderson, joins the program to discuss National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Declared by Congress in 1988 to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities and to pay tribute to the accomplishments of individuals with disabilities.

Leah Burdick, PRIDE Industries’ Chief Growth Officer, was interviewed on Good Day Sacramento about the organization’s new California-focused job helpline dedicated to serving people with disabilities as well as military veterans, former foster youth, and trafficking survivors. Call (844) I-AM-ABLE or (844) 426-2253 or visit IAmAbleHelpline.com.

Leah Burdick, Chief Growth Officer with PRIDE Industries, joined Richard Sharp on Fox 40 News to share more about the company’s story including the announcement of the California-focused I AM ABLE job helpline, dedicated to serving people with disabilities as well as military veterans, former foster youth, and trafficking survivors.

 

“Our goal is to create 100,000 jobs for people with disabilities. One in five Americans has a disability, and two-thirds of working-age Americans with disabilities are unemployed. As the nation’s leading employer of people with disabilities, we believe that people of all abilities should have equal access to achieve their employment goals. And that belief shapes everything we are as a company. We are bound by a set of core values and a shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

– Leah Burdick, PRIDE Industries’ Chief Growth Officer

Don Nelson, Vice President of Government Facilities Services, joined Mark Ross on El Paso’s ABC-7 at Four to discuss PRIDE Industries’ disabled employees at Fort Bliss. Don also discussed the different opportunities around El Paso for training and employment.

Matt Anderson, Vice President of Inclusive Talent Solutions, was interviewed by Hackie Reitman, M.D. on a segment of “Exploring Different Brains” where he discussed the benefits of hiring differently abled employees, including the huge impact that this business decision can make on retention, attendance, and the employee’s capabilities.

Media Contact
Kat Maudru

PRIDE Industries is a social enterprise delivering business excellence to public and private organizations nationwide.