People with disabilities are four times more likely to face unemployment than the general population. The persistent statistic is not due to lack of desire or ability to work but to a lack of understanding and a shortage of opportunities for people with disabilities. National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), shines a light on the issue of employment for people with disabilities.
At PRIDE Industries, we focus on abilities rather than disabilities. For 49 years, PRIDE has been creating meaningful opportunities for individuals with obstacles to employment. We serve those who are born with – or acquire a disability – including veterans, and young adults leaving the foster care system. Through training, job skills development, coaching, and placement, we create opportunity daily. The result is changed lives.
For Connie, opportunity meant finding her calling and contributing to something greater than herself. Click here to learn more about Connie.
For Ramon, opportunity means participating in, and contributing to, a team. For more about Ramon, Click here.For Josh, it meant finally getting the chance to prove himself while developing professionally. More about Josh, Click here.
And for Mynor, it meant being able to provide for his family and secure a future for his young daughters. Click here to learn more about Mynor.
The opportunity we create through employment allows people too often excluded from the workforce to accomplish their personal goals – and more. Employment is essential to an individual’s sense of purpose, dignity, and inclusion. That individual success extends to families, friends and entire communities.
Won’t you join us in creating jobs for people with disabilities? The life that is changed could be your own.
Contact PRIDE Industries at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how your business can employ individuals with disabilities.