Meet Tyler Mineo !
Tyler Mineo works at Wegmans in Bridgewater, New Jersey where he enjoys interacting with his fellow employees, helping customers and developing new skills in the pizza and prepared food departments. Tyler is coming up on his six-year anniversary with Wegmans, but prior to this job he worked at Neshanic Valley Golf Course doing janitorial work, setting up for weddings and parties and working in the kitchen. Tyler says he appreciates the many benefits of employment, including working with different people, learning various job responsibilities and getting employment experience. Tyler said he would advise other people with disabilities not to limit themselves and that there is a job for everyone. Tyler stated that Project Hire has helped him with many things, such as encouraging him to advocate for himself when needed, providing him with transportation information and delivering job coaching services so he could better learn the functions of his job.
"Why You Should Hire Someone with Disability"
This article appeared on on 9/13/18

By: John M. O'Connor
John M. O'Connor  is a multi-year career coach, outplacement and career services leader based in North Carolina.

"To create that accommodation would cost our business a lot of money. I know we could and should do it, but it's not in our budget."
"People with disabilities have so many needs and medical issues, sometimes it's just hard to integrate them into our work and still stay on task."
"You don't know how hard it is to work in an environment where some people are blind."
These comments, uttered off the record by people with leadership authority in both small and large enterprises, dishearten me. Nearly 13% of the American population has a disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest  findings . Speaking personally, I have a 20-year-old son with special needs who would be positively impacted by more acceptance and tolerance, and who I believe brings hidden talents and gifts to the table that should not be ignored. To continue reading this article click here or download the article by clicking the photo above.
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