For employers who support people with disabilities to succeed in the workplace
On October 29th, HMEA held an employer appreciation brunch at the Milford Double Tree Hotel to honor companies who employ individuals with disabilities supported by HMEA.
The month of October marked the 70th Anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act. In recognition of these two important observances, HMEA welcomed over 50 Massachusetts employers to a special brunch.
Employers included Cardi’s Furniture, EMC Corporation, Home Goods, Park Place International, Panera Bread, Dean College, Cumberland Farms, among others. Individuals supported by HMEA spoke to their experience as employees feeling like valued members of these organizations.
Not long ago, individuals with disabilities struggled to find their place in the workforce. Through the amazing partnerships with organizations such as Home Goods and Panera bread, more and more individuals with disabilities are becoming gainfully employed. HMEA’s Employment Programs are located in Sterling, Millbury, Hopedale and Plainville Massachusetts.