‘Inclusion Works’: Northwest Center invites employers to see for themselves

(Photo courtesy Northwest Center)
That’s Scott, one of two people working at West Seattle’s Pacific Rim Equipment Rental thanks in part to job coaches from Northwest Center. The South Park-headquartered 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 handerson@nwcenter.org.

3 Replies to "'Inclusion Works': Northwest Center invites employers to see for themselves"

  • Magic 8-Ball October 10, 2013 (8:49 am)

    Win! Win! Win!
    Too bad more companies aren’t stepping up to help the less fortunate.

  • Mary T. October 10, 2013 (10:24 am)

    Thanks, Magic 8-Ball! In this case, the help goes both ways–these are great, talented, highly valued employees. (Their stories are at the Northwest Center site, which Tracy kindly linked to above.) Disclosure: I do some work for NWC.

  • NWmama October 10, 2013 (5:52 pm)

    Shout out to PCC for being an inclusive workplace. They employ good people, people of all abilities.

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