NORCROSS, GA — The California Disability Services Association (CDSA) has named Unisource Worldwide Inc. the 2012 Employer of the Year for the company's commitment to employing people with developmental disabilities, according to a press release.
The CDSA Excellence in Employment Award program highlights employers with a commitment to diversity in the workplace, demonstrated by their efforts to expand job opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities, the release stated.
According to the release, the nomination was made by PRIDE Industries, headquartered in Roseville, California, which has partnered with Unisource Worldwide Inc. for more than 15 years supporting the employment of approximately 150 individuals with disabilities.
Unisource employs some 50 PRIDE Industries clients with disabilities at its Sacramento facility, where the employees provide pre-assembly manufacturing services in a supported employment environment, the release noted.
"Unisource is being honored for its role in integrating people with developmental disabilities into their workforce," said Chris Rice, executive director of the CDSA.
"We are pleased to name them Employer of the Year. Unisource has gone above and beyond to create jobs for those most often excluded from employment," Rice added.
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