AbilityFirst Exemplifies the Theme of National Disability Employment Awareness Month As Proclaimed by the President

Top Quote The Nonprofit AbilityFirst Provides Employment to the Disabled in the Spirit of This Year's Theme "Expect. Employ. Empower." End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) October 17, 2014 - AbilityFirst Exemplifies this year's theme "Expect. Employ. Empower," of National Disability Employment Awareness Month as proclaimed by the President for October 2014. This year's theme reminds people that every American has a right to dignity, respect, and a fair shot at success in the workplace.

    "AbilityFirst's Professional Business Services provide adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn job skills, and find employment, either at one of our three AbilityFirst Work Centers, or directly for businesses in the Greater Los Angeles Area," said Lori Gangemi, CEO of AbilityFirst.

    AbilityFirst's Professional Business Services meets many key corporate needs in the Los Angeles area such as value added warehouse services; secure document shredding; packaging and light assembly; fulfillment and mailing; and light industrial staffing. Their workers are dependable, highly motivated, and committed to quality work. AbilityFirst makes quality assurance its number one focus while ensuring its pricing is competitive through their unique cost structure.

    AbilityFirst's Professional Business Services division is large enough to handle complex, multi-segment assembly work, and it is small enough to provide a unique level of flexibility for last-minute business needs. This versatility gives them the ability to partner with a variety of companies and with the ability to produce rapid turnarounds with short lead times.

    AbilityFirst has three work centers. They are located in Pasadena, Woodland Hills and downtown Los Angeles. All provide gainful employment for adults with disabilities. Their shredding services can accommodate any size office or facility in Los Angeles, Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley and the greater Southern California area. They schedule for document shredding container pick-up and drop-off services, provide secure document transportation, and, by being a NAID-certified service, guarantee the protection for businesses concerned with high-risk documents.

    AbilityFirst's light industrial staffing provides an opportunity for businesses to hire qualified candidates for a variety of jobs. Once an individual has been hired, AbilityFirst provides a job coach who will work alongside the new employee to supervise and assist in job training at no cost to the employer. AbilityFirst has successfully provided job placement assistance for individuals with disabilities in many local companies including DIRECTV, Quetico LLC, Caltrans, UPS, Aquarium of the Pacific, Mc Donalds, Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons, while providing all these businesses with quality employees.

    About Ability First
    Established in 1926 AbilityFirst, formerly Crippled Children's Society of Southern California, provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential. Through 25 locations across Southern California, they offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs as well as accessible residential housing complexes and an accessible camp, Camp Paivika, for both children and adults.

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