posAbilities Employment Service honoured three New Westminster businesses with a surprise celebration for their inclusive hiring practices. The ‘Gotcha Awards’ also known as Employer of Distinction Awards, recognize employers who have created opportunities for the economic inclusion of people with diverse abilities.
Congratulations go to the following employers of distinction:
• Save-On-Foods, (270 E Columbia St., New Westminster)
• Taqueria Playa Tropical (334 6th St., New Westminster)
• Starbucks (555 6th St., New Westminster)
This video is a compilation of the impromptu celebrations that took place at the three locations mentioned above. Through the video, we aim to share the business case for inclusive hiring with fellow employers and to further inspire individuals and families on the path to employment. Store managers featured in the video comment on: why they hired a person with diverse abilities, the positive impact diversity has on their staff teams, the responses they receive from consumers, improved productivity and more!