Making meaningful jobs for people with disabilities a reality in West Virginia is exactly what state Delegate Dianna Graves, R- Kanawha wants and has sponsored a bill to help make it happen!
“West Virginia has one of the highest percentage based on population of people that are disabled and we are the lowest in percentage based on people that are gainfully employed,” Graves said.
Integrated employment means people with disabilities can work in their communities for a competitive wage.
West Virginian Christy Black’s 17-year-old daughter Gracie has Down syndrome. Christy, an advocate for the bill, works with the West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council.
“Society does, unfortunately, have lower expectations about what a person with a disability can or can’t do,” Black said.
She said Gracie worked at a store in Culloden, the community where she lives. Through working there, Gracie found out she enjoys flowers but also found out a lot of things about herself, too.
“She also found that guess what? ... She wants to work, she wants to get married, she wants to build a house, she wants everything that everybody else wants,” Black said.
With the bill’s passage, Christy’s work begins to educate the public about what people with disabilities can do and to change expectations so thousands with disabilities like her daughter Gracie can be in their communities doing what they love.
Whether you’re in the #FritoLay plants, distribution centers, stores, or on the road, they want you to showcase your best skills and succeed in chosen your career path!
EnAble, a disability-focused employee resource group (ERG), is one of many Diversity and Inclusion Networks at Frito-Lay that promote a workplace culture where employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed. EnAble provides resources for associates with different abilities, as well as those that care for them.
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I was happy to read that Fritolay not only supports but empowers individuals with disabilities as employees AND in the job application process.
They state that "We believe evaluations should be based on merits and performance, so you can grow your career with us in ways that are unique to you."
Their program EnAble provides resources for associates with different abilities, as well as those that care for them.This can include technology-based productivity tools, education, and more. Through volunteerism and community fundraising events, EnAble raises awareness of the needs of persons with different abilities and the value they bring to Fritolay and our communities.
Below are just a few examples for reasonable accommodations during the application process so you can focus on your abilities and not what may be holding you back.
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