Many employers today question how hiring individuals with disabilities will affect their business. Weaver Industries helps answer any questions between employers and potential employees with disabilities.
The success of your business is greatly influenced by productivity, customer satisfaction, reputation and an employee-centered culture. These elements are crucial for fostering a supportive work environment, improving employee engagement and boosting client loyalty.
The month of March was Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. We devoted it to creating more inclusion with groups throughout Weaver. Inclusion is “creating a place where everyone feels valued and can contribute.” Weaver focused on creating an atmosphere where people with disabilities could celebrate inclusion by wearing orange and participating in activities.
March is DD Awareness Month, and Weaver is raising awareness about including people with disabilities in all areas of the community. Inclusion means creating a place where everyone feels valued and can contribute.
While companies have made efforts to improve the workplace for those with disabilities, it is still not enough. Businesses must start evaluating their operations and looking for opportunities to include everyone. Qualified people come in many forms, and companies must create a supportive environment for all people.
Weaver has been spotlighting areas of business that have helped maximize impact and grow the mission. One of those areas is our employees, such as our Direct Support Professionals.
Many people wonder how disability accommodations will affect their businesses. Will these accommodations add cost? Will they reduce efficiency? The list goes on, and these are valid questions.
We love hearing how our clients excel after finding positions of employment within the community.
Throughout history, there have been many people with disabilities who have had much success and achieved incredible things. Yet, so often, those with disabilities are put in a box, and people create a stigma surrounding what they can and cannot do for themselves and others. However, these people with disabilities are showing the world that they cannot be put in a box.
Myths and stereotypes continue to create barriers for those with disabilities seeking employment. In honor of National Disability Awareness Month, we are reminding everyone of the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities by raising awareness of disability employment issues. One of those issues is an inclusive business environment for everyone.
Weaver has celebrated 50 years of growing an impact throughout the community. From new programs to initiatives, we have taken the time to spotlight areas of business that have helped us fulfill our mission and maximize our impact. One of those areas is our employees.
Accessibility is heard and seen a lot these days. But do you understand what it means?
With the increased support for inclusion and strong mental health, actors and actresses have begun to open up about the struggles they faced individually. In addition, many celebrities raised funds and awareness for a cause close to their hearts.
Weaver EarthCare places the highest honor on the responsibility of maintaining the grounds at Camp Garfield.
Employment and personal goals can only be achieved when there are opportunities for people with disabilities. It’s through education, resources or employment that those with disabilities can gain support and guidance to help them succeed.
The self-esteem and performance of people with disabilities is greatly impacted by peers and co-workers. That’s why we must make it a priority to support people with disabilities. This blog post will discuss some of the high-level ways you can help make a difference.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. It’s a time for everyone to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge. We use this day to share our collective understanding of inclusion. World Down Syndrome Day is an occasion to empower others to advocate for people with Down syndrome, along with other disabilities.
Learn why the Board of Directors is extremely important in achieving Weaver’s mission, which is to maximize the independence and personal fulfillment of individuals with disabilities through community, business, and family partnerships.
Due to the stereotypes and discrimination surrounding people with disabilities in our community, the biggest roadblock is other people. Learn about why it's important to raise awareness around disabilities in this blog post.
What is developmental disability exactly? The textbook answer says it’s a group of conditions that happen from impairment within physical, learning, language or behavior. Learn more by reading this blog post.
The “It’s More Than a Job” campaign proved the importance of purpose and community.
Our Executive Director Jeff Johnson was invited to provide testimony before the Ohio Senate Health Committee on the House Bill 110, which is set to create budget appropriations for FY 2022-2023.
Seth, a Weaver Community Employment employee who works at The Schaeffler Group, has always been very active in his community. Learn how he represents Ohio at Special Olympics Capital Hill Day.
If there is one thing we can take away from 2020, it is the concept of “unity.” This past year has been difficult for many; but, as Weaver continues to work through it, we truly believe that we are all “In This Together.”
Businesses everywhere have been changing their go-to-market strategies because of COVID-19. In fact, some are still trying to recover from the lockdown. Weaver is no exception. But what you didn’t know is that Weaver thrives on entrepreneurship.
Christine Kemmerling, customer service director for Swagelok, joined the Weaver Board of Directors in 2016. Learn about her experience by reading this blog post.
Listen to Executive Director Jeff Johnson speak about how to lead non-profits through a time of crisis.
We stated in our earlier email that our intent was to re-open our ProPak locations beginning on Monday, June 8th, 2020. Unfortunately, due to various transportation restrictions coming from the state we are unable to open on the 8th.
We would like to communicate a general update on the status of having clients return to work in our ProPak Packaging and Assembly division of Weaver Industries.
With global concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our number one priority at Weaver Industries is protecting and preserving the health and safety of our clients, staff and our communities.
Learn about our line of defense. We have put together some guidelines and measures to decrease exposure and prevent future spread of the virus.
At the end of the day, we believe that "It's More Than a Job." In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we want to share with you the transformation we have seen in our clients.