My League Story: Employment Services, Paul S.

Paul (pictured right) with his supervisor Mike (pictured left) at Blind Industries & Services Maryland, a community partner with The League for People for Disabilities.

Observed annually in October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrates the contributions of America's workers with disabilities past and present, and displays supportive, inclusive employment policies and practices. The League for People with Disabilities’ Employment Services Program has efficacious relationships with more than 15 local employment partners. Participants seeking career placement, job stability, and financial independence are trained, coached, and prepped for success to achieve their professional goals. 

Introduced 12 years ago to Blind Industries & Services of Maryland (BISM) through The League’s Employment Services Program, Paul has since benefitted from meaningful relationships with his co-workers, a daily workout regimen in the employee on-site Fitness Center, and financial independence to pursue his passions outside of the workplace. Paul grew up in Baltimore loving The Ravens, The Orioles, and all types of seafood; his earned wages with BISM permit him the opportunities to attend games and dine out at local restaurants with his special lady friend on the weekends. As a working man, he understands the importance of fiscal responsibility and is enjoying a slow courtship with his female companion as they get to know each other better and share proper dates.  

Paul has the support of his family, his friends, his co-workers, his League employment counselor, and his supervisor, Michael Peery. Mike has worked for BISM for 44 years in various positions but in his current role as Operations Manager, he helps achieve the organization’s ultimate goal of growth while managing several departments simultaneously. His average employee has a tenure of 25 years and can perform 12 different jobs; employees like Paul show up and work hard every day of the week, meeting the state’s needs for manufactured goods. The League is proud to partner with BISM, where individuals are given opportunities for independence, self-sufficiency, and quality life experiences regardless of their abilities.  

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