Award Honors Success in Sustaining and Increasing Employment For People Who Are Blind
January 24, 2018, Kansas City, MO ~ Alphapointe was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2017 Employment Growth Award. The award recognizes Alphapointe’s outstanding efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.
“We are proud to provide aspirational career opportunities for people who are blind in Missouri, New York and other areas across the country,” said Reinhard Mabry, President & CEO of Alphapointe. “This is the third year in a row that Alphapointe has won this national award, and we are very proud to receive this honor. Our associates are talented, dedicated professionals, and we are very pleased that they are recognized as an example of the capabilities of people who are blind in the workforce.”
Employment Growth Award recipients receive a cash payment from a fund created to recognize and encourage NIB associated nonprofit agencies who have successful results in retaining or increasing employment for people who are blind by providing products and services through the AbilityOne® Program, and for achieving success in the areas of placement and upward mobility.
“Alphapointe is doing an outstanding job of creating U.S.-based career opportunities for people who are blind,” said Kevin Lynch, president and CEO of NIB. “This is a great example of the unlimited capabilities of people who are blind working in Missouri and New York, and across the country.”
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