Strength, Prosperity, and Well-being

Labor Day is a tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers that have contributed to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Though the unemployment rate has dropped to record lows in recent months, people with disabilities continue to struggle with high levels of unemployment or underemployment. In 2015, only 34% of people with disabilities (ages 18-64) were employed, compared to a 76% rate of employment for people without disabilities.

At PRIDE Industries, our goal is to create jobs for those who want and can work. Through PRIDE’s business enterprises and by partnering with others in the community, people with disabilities become contributing members of the community.

Since 1966, our mission has proven that disability does not mean inability and that through employment, individuals with disabilities gain a sense of purpose, dignity, inclusion, and lead more self-sufficient lives.

On Labor Day and year-round, together, we can celebrate the contributions of all American workers – with and without disabilities.

 

From all of us at PRIDE, have a happy and safe Labor Day!

Labor Day 2016: Contributions by All

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Labor Day is a holiday that celebrates the social and economic accomplishments of all workers.  For 50 years, PRIDE Industries has been creating jobs for those most often excluded from employment; people with disabilities. Through our mission, we serve people with a broad range of disabilities – developmental, intellectual, physical, sensory, mental illness and more.

Our goal is to provide an opportunity to all who want to work and can contribute. Through PRIDE’s business enterprises and by partnering with others in the community, individuals with disabilities become contributing members of the community.

At PRIDE, we know that disability does not mean inability and that through employment people with disabilities gain a sense of purpose, dignity, inclusion, and lead more self-sufficient lives.

Together, we can pave the way for a Labor Day, that celebrates the contributions of all American workers – those with and without disabilities.

Happy Labor Day to all.

Labor Day

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One in five Americans has a disability; more than 57 million people.  Individuals with disabilities face unemployment at nearly four times the rate of the general population, not because they do not want to work or are unqualified.  People with disabilities can, and do work when provided the opportunity.

Labor Day is set aside as a holiday to celebrate the social and economic achievements of all workers.  At PRIDE Industries, we strive to create jobs for those most often excluded from employment: people with disabilities. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to all who want to work and can contribute.

People with disabilities have much to offer.  Their inclusion in the workforce can strengthen a team and deliver results while contributing to social good. We prove it daily.

Through training, job skills development, coaching, and placement, individuals with disabilities can find success and become contributing members of their community.

Let’s pave the way for a Labor Day that celebrates the contributions of all American workers – those with and without disabilities.

Happy Labor Day to all.