UPMC Receives 2012 Disability Matters Award
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2012 – UPMC was selected by Springboard Consulting, LLC as a 2012 honoree among competing businesses for the company’s Disability Matters—Workforce award, which is given in consideration of a company's programs and initiatives that touch on recruiting, training, reasonable accommodations, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Shannon Williams, UPMC Human Resources Program Director, accepted the award on behalf of UPMC at the Sixth Annual Disability Matters Awards Conference in Newark, N.J.
UPMC was honored for workforce development programs and the ways in which it assists individuals facing barriers to obtain work at UPMC. Corporate initiatives such as the Partnership on Workforce Readiness and Retention and Project Search enable UPMC to work with various community partners and individuals with disabilities to assist them in preparing for job opportunities at UPMC. These initiatives also serve as recruitment pipelines and help decrease employee turnover.
According to Springboard Consulting, the disability community is now the largest and fastest growing minority segment in the world, and UPMC is doing its part to integrate these individuals into the workforce more fully. “UPMC is committed to hiring individuals with disabilities. These individuals are changing the culture of the system simply by being themselves,” Ms. Williams said.