“Jessica has learned her job well and sometimes even corrects her job coach on how to go about tasks,” says Deborah Krier, VP of eCommerce & Marketing at PNTA. “Our experience with Jessica was so positive, when department needs changed again, we immediately reached out to Northwest Center.”
“We hoped to find people that brought the same kind of hard work, determination, and upbeat attitudes to the workplace,” says Darcy, shipping and receiving manager at PNTA. Darcy got her wish with new hire Michelle, whose enthusiasm she says sets the tone for the week.
Darcy acknowledges that making the leap to employing people of all abilities came with “some apprehensiveness.” But now, she says, “With some tweaks and guidance from Northwest Center’s staff, we have learned to be a place that gives clients the tools they need to succeed as valuable members of the PNTA shipping department.”
That’s the simple power of inclusion at work