Today brings the first of two chances for local businesses to find out more about having an inclusive workforce, with dedicated team members like Scott:
(Photo courtesy Northwest Center)
He is one of two people working at Pacific Rim Equipment Rental thanks in part to job coaches from South Park-headquartered Northwest Center. The nonprofit is known for its own inclusive workforce, but you might not realize it helps match other companies with dedicated workers who also happen to be people with disabilities. In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, over the next eight days, NW Center is offering two chances for local businesspeople to come tour its headquarters and see for themselves how “Inclusion Works” – NW Center’s theme for this month. The “People of All Abilities Tours” are free, first one 12:15-1:15 pm today, second one next Thursday (October 17th) 9-10 am, both at 7272 West Marginal Way South – but you need to RSVP by contacting Hilary Anderson ASAP, 206-378-6372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.