Exceptional Employers, We Need You!

By Director Barbara Palmer

APD, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Blind Services are looking for outstanding Florida employers with a history of hiring people with disabilities. We want to recognize exceptional businesses from around the state who are committed to employing people with disabilities. We hope you will nominate an Exceptional Employer to be considered for this prestigious award. The companies who ultimately win will be recognized at a ceremony in Tallahassee for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to hiring individuals with disabilities. Click here to nominate an employer. The nomination deadline is Friday, August 16. Feel free to share this information with others who may be aware of great employers. Click here for a list of past winners.

The Exceptional Employer Awards recognition event will be held Friday, October 11, at Tallahassee City Hall, 300 South Adams Street. This free public event will be held in the Tallahassee City Commission Chambers beginning at 8:30 a.m. At the event, there will be informational displays, refreshments, and presenters emphasizing the importance of providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Both individuals with disabilities and the employers who hire them will share inspiring stories.

Please mark your calendar for the October 11 celebration. I hope to see you there!