COLUMBUS, Ohio — Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) recognized 18 Walmart stores as Committed to Opportunity Award recipients for their commitment and leadership in integrating individuals with disabilities into Ohio’s workforce. The Committed to Opportunity Awards recognize companies that have had four consecutive years of successful hires of OOD consumers.
In recognizing Walmart on their achievement, OOD Director Kevin Miller stated that, “Walmart is the largest retailer in the world and they have taken it upon themselves to make sure that well-qualified and capable individuals who happen to have disabilities are integrated into their corporate culture. By embracing a culture of inclusion and diversity, individuals with disabilities lives are enhanced, the community benefits and Walmart’s workforce is strengthened.” Walmart Market Manager Jeff Stone said, “In every one of our stores across the state, we make it a priority to serve our community the best we can and help people to live better. So it’s very important to us as employers that we find opportunities for those with disabilities, because they are important members of our community with much to contribute.”
The Walmart stores receiving the Committed to Opportunity Award are: Akron – 2887 South Arlington Road. Gallipolis – 2145 Eastern Avenue. Ashtabula – 3551 North Ridge East. Grove City – 1693 Stringtown Road. Aurora – 7235 Market Place Drive. Huber Heights – 7680 Brandt Place Drive. Bellefontaine – 2281 US Highway 68. South Marysville – 555 Colemans Crossing Boulevard. Celina – 1950 Havemann Road. Medina – 4141 Pearl Road. Chillicothe – 85 River Trace. Perrysburg – 10392 Fremont Pike. Cincinnati – 2322 Ferguson Road. Troy – 1801 West Main Street. Cleveland – 10000 Brookpark Road. Toledo – 2925 Glendale Avenue. Columbus – 2657 East Main Street. Youngstown – 1300 Doral Drive.
The Opportunity Awards are a significant part of OOD’s annual business recognition program and were created to highlight Ohio companies committed to providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on the 2016 Opportunity Awards, visit www.ood.ohio.gov/Employers/Opportunity-Awards. OOD is the state agency responsible for assisting individuals with disabilities to gain meaningful employment, to live independently or receive disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. www.ood.ohio.gov.
Article provided by Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.