National Organization on Disability names Lowe's among its 'Fine Nine' companies, recognizes commitment to hiring employees with disabilities

LOS ANGELES , September 7, 2011 () – The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has listed Lowe’s among its “Fine Nine” companies that make hiring employees with disabilities a corporate priority.

NOD said in a statement that companies recognizing the highly productive talent pool provided by Americans with disabilities are breaking new ground in employment and best practices.
The statement said Lowe's had utilized both the NOD and the public vocational rehabilitation network to build awareness of the company's job opportunities for people with disabilities.

Steve Szilagyi, senior VP of distribution at Lowe's, said: "We draw on the strength of collaboration, bringing together many unique individuals in the workplace and the community to better meet the needs of our employees and our customers."

Other companies named are Sam’s Club, JB Hunt, Tyson Foods, Aetna, Toys ‘R’ Us, Saint Barnabus Health Care System, Sodexo and ADP.

"As we celebrate Labor Day 2011, we salute these 'Fine Nine' employers and thank them for their outstanding contributions through NOD's innovative Bridges to Business program," said NOD president Carol Glazer.

The primary source of this article is a statement by the National Organization on Disability, New York, on Sept. 1, 2011.

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