October 25 – Twenty Years On-The-Job!

America’s Workforce – Empowering All

Reflecting a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force, the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month  (NDEAM) theme is “America’s Workforce – Empowering All!” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

The Philadelphia “Employment 1st, Employment NOW!” Steering Committee is once again celebrating this event with a month of employment success stories. Each day we will be posting another success story about someone who is contributing to their community through employment. For those who have requested to receive our employment announcements, you will receive the link to the story in your mailbox. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the successes of people with disabilities working in our communities!

Twenty Years On-The-Job!

October 25 – Jerome O.

Image of exterior of Philadelphia Mills Mall
Philadelphia Mills Mall

47 year-old Jerome O. has been working at the Philadelphia Mills Mall for over 20 years! He works in the maintenance department and cleans the food court area. Jerome works 20 hours a week, getting to and from work on his own.

Jerome was hired at his job prior to being funded for employment services. Once he received this funding he was able to receive employment services to assist him with any needed additional support while learning his job duties. However, Jerome excelled in his position and no support was needed. He loves his work and continues to excel on the job.

~Submitted by Quality Progressions