Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Awards Local Employers for Creating Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
"These events recognize and celebrate the commitment of Massachusetts employers to inclusionary hiring," said Commissioner of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Charles Carr. "Collaborative efforts between employers and the Commonwealth create opportunities that empower persons with disabilities and promote independence."
The MRC and the GBEAB recognized the following honorees with the 2011 Distinguished Employer Award:
Ace Employment Services, Inc.
Marc Cirino, Vice President, Sales
Allied Barton Security Services
Joe Scagline, Regional Director, Human Resources
James Murphy, Manager of Business Development
Landmark Assisted Living
Frances Frith, Assistant Executive Director
Christopher Ryan, Food Service Director
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Gary MacDonald, Senior Vice President
The Greater Worcester Employment Resource Collaborative honored award recipients on May 3 at Worcester Technical High School. The 2011 Distinguished Employer Award recipients are:
U.S. Department of Agriculture Asian Longhorned Beatle Cooperative Eradication Program
Patricia Sharp, Regulatory Supervisor
Kathy Hartman, Assistant Store Manager
Ellen Sheil, Director of Staffing and Talent Acquisition
Alexander, Aronson & Finning, CPS
Helene Wilhelm-Burke, Administrative Lead
Employers interested in learning more about hiring people with disabilities are encouraged to contact MRC Employment Services Specialists Dan Craven at (617) 776-2662 or Margaret Prunier at (617) 821-1131.
About the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)
The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission assists individuals with disabilities to live and work independently. The MRC is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community Services, and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income federal benefits programs for Massachusetts citizens with disabilities. The MRC serves people with all types of disabilities except those who are blind, who are served through the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.
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