Florida APD Celebrates Exceptional Employer Awards

Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Blind Services, and Vocational Rehabilitation recognized 12 businesses with an Exceptional Employer Award for hiring people with disabilities. According to a recent news release, the companies from across the state were recognized with plaques made by people with disabilities at the 14th annual celebration.  The Exceptional Employer Awards are presented to companies that have a strong commitment to employing and retaining people with unique abilities.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “I want to ensure that Florida’s educational system, economy, environment, and job market are welcoming to all, including those with unique abilities. We are proud that our state government works with businesses to support efforts to have an inclusive workforce. It is important for the public and private sectors to support citizens with unique abilities so they can achieve their dreams by going to work and remaining a vital part of their communities.”

APD Director Barbara Palmer said, “We are so very excited to honor these deserving companies from across Florida for their commitment to employing a diverse workforce. These business leaders know that individuals with unique abilities are some of the most dependable employees within their organization. We are trying to spread the word that hiring a person with a disability makes good business sense.”