“When the pandemic hit, I had a hard time finding a job. After being referred to PRIDE Industries, now I have one!”
You can see Ben Godown’s face light up when he talks about his job as a custodian at the Legacy Hotel and Spa. After being placed by our San Diego Employment Services team—funded by generous donations to The Michael Ziegler PRIDE Industries Foundation—Ben had the chance to shine at his new job. Not only does he enjoy working with the hotel’s international clientele, but he also appreciates earning a paycheck and gaining new friendships.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, workers with disabilities lost nearly one million jobs—a steep decline compared to people without disabilities. As the nation moves into recovery, employment services for people with disabilities are critical need. Thanks to donors like you, we can help more people with disabilities like Ben find jobs and reach their career goals by providing employment access, choice, and advancement opportunities.