Beyond Grateful

We have so much to be grateful for: To our customers, partners, supporters and our more than 5,600 employees throughout the nation – Thank you! We appreciate all you do to support and expand PRIDE Industries’ mission to create opportunities for people with disabilities or barriers to employment. For more than 50 years PRIDE has […]

Inclusion: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of NDEAM is to increase awareness about disability employment challenges and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “America’s Workforce: Empowering All.” People with disabilities often face significant barriers to […]

On The Road With Pride

Year after year wildfires are becoming more frequent and more extensive, especially in the West Coast. August and September were particularly busy months for PRIDE Industries Transit department due to their involvement in the community. On average, PRIDE Transit provides more than 1,200 daily shuttle rides to individuals with disabilities – working at PRIDE Industries […]

A Day in the Life of a PRIDE Industries Job Developer

PRIDE Industries is proud to be the largest provider of employment services for individuals with disabilities in the state of California. What makes this success possible is our network of dedicated Job Developers and Job Coaches, who assess each client’s abilities, strengths and obstacles while identifying new employment placement opportunities. Kimberly Jamerson is a Job […]

Independence – of a Different Kind

“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness.” — Louis Dembitz Brandeis Tomorrow, we celebrate Independence Day – Fourth of July. As a nation, we celebrate our freedom, liberties, and independence that we as Americans enjoy. Independence – of a different kind – is the fuel that keeps PRIDE Industries moving […]

A Step Forward

With drive and determination, John Almeda works to accomplish his goals; he is thriving at a job that he enjoys and is training towards his dream of competing in the Boston Marathon. John has completed half marathons, 20-mile races and most recently the 2017 California International Marathon (CIM). Despite an injury, he persevered and finished […]

Access to Advance in The Workplace

  “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”  ~~ Nelson Mandela Jose “Rogelio” Ibanez is an employee at PRIDE Industries’ Fort Bliss contract. In the multicultural city of El Paso, TX, he can communicate […]

A Goal in Mind…

By guest blogger, Nicole Richards, rehab/marketing intern at PRIDE Industries Headquarters.   When Matthew Parker graduated high school he did as many grads do, and dreamed of what his future career path would look like. He had goals and ambitions; knowing that eventually he wanted to work with animals in the community. However, he felt […]

An Opportunity to Find Meaningful Employment

Finding a new career after leaving the workforce due to illness or disability can often be a daunting task. Joey Guillot is a carpenter at PRIDE Industries’ contract at Fort Polk in Louisiana. After a long period of unemployment due to his disabilities, Joey found a new place and career at PRIDE. To get to […]

Success is a Journey

For individuals with disabilities, employment success often follows a windy path, full of bumps in the road. For Ashley Perea, 24, the journey has required patience and perseverance, but the rewards are tenfold. Ashley has not one –but multiple challenges. She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and Asperger’s – an autism spectrum disorder. She […]