We recognized the Walmart in Saratoga Springs as a business partner who understands and embraces the benefits of hiring and training people with disabilities. As we are celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) during October, we presented Walmart with a certificate for their commitment in supporting our individuals.
Marvin Massey, the Store Manager, says their philosophy regarding hiring people with disabilities can be best summed up by “Helping others live better!” This follows suit with their mission statement which is “Our people make the difference..” It is evident that they value our individuals as part of their entire workforce.
“We are very appreciative that the Walmart in Saratoga Springs has hired 7 individuals we support,” said Pamela Polacsek, our Communications Specialist. “As a business partner, they continue to demonstrate an understanding of the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities. Their HR team has been providing a tremendous amount of support and encouragement to the 7 employees. For this, we are recognizing this partnership which we hope will only strengthen and endure for many years. It is our pleasure to showcase Walmart in Saratoga Springs as an example of a business that realizes people with and without disabilities have the same contributions and skills.” Further, we value all of our community partnerships because ongoing collaborative efforts like this ensure the success of all members of our community.”
National Disability Employment Awareness Month was first enacted by Congress in 1945 and later re-named and re-purposed in 1988. The goal of the month is to raise public awareness of the capabilities, talents and competences American workers with disabilities have. The October 2015 NDEAM carries the theme of ‘My disability is one part of who I am!’