NDEAM 2021

Jason Marks of KCRA3 News reports on Thunder Valley Casino’s partnership with PRIDE Industries to provide employment for 30 workers with developmental disabilities in the laundry facilities. The program has been so successful that Joel Moore, vice president of hotel operations, says the casino is looking to add employees in other areas.

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

CBS8 News reporter Danamarie McNicholl-Carter interviewed Brandon Schimka, an employee at San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, who found his job at the restaurant with help from PRIDE Industries. The zoo has hired many employees through PRIDE Industries in retail, maintenance, and reservations.

CBS8 News also interviewed Demetrius Griggs, who works as a host at Sea World San Diego’s Calypso Bay Restaurant. He enjoys greeting customers and keeping the outside area clean for visitors. SeaWorld San Diego has partnered with PRIDE Industries for over 30 years to hire people with disabilities, like Demetrius, throughout their park.

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Kat Maudru

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

Alani Letang, anchor/reporter for Monterey’s KSBW8 Action News, details the work done by PRIDE Industries by employing people with disabilities all year long. She interviews several PRIDE Industries employees at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, who credit PRIDE Industries with giving them the skills and a sense of belonging by being able to go beyond their disabilities to become valuable employees.

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Kat Maudru

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

Jeff Dern, President and CEO of PRIDE Industries, contributed an open forum article in the San Francisco Chronicle in which he said that by broadening the accepted view of talent, we can create access for millions of unemployed workers who want to contribute. He stresses that these enthusiastic, reliable employees are individuals with disabilities who just need training to fulfill the demand.

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Kat Maudru

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

Ariel Roblin, President & General Manager of KCRA3 Sacramento, in this editorial discusses the issues facing employers during the severe labor shortage. She suggests that employers need to rethink how they adapt work environments to expand their workforce, including considering individuals with a disability. Featured during this editorial is a short history of PRIDE Industries and the expansive services they provide.

 

View the video (10/23/2021)

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Kat Maudru

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

PRIDE Industries’ Brian Garbark was featured on New 8 in SD discussing Viejas Casino and Resort, a 10 year business partner of PRIDE Industries and employs more than 20 people with disabilities.

 

“People just need an opportunity so partnering with PRIDE Industries does just that,” said Alejandro Guardado, Vice President of Hotel Operations.

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Kat Maudru

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