ABB Supports Employment of Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Through Partnership with Enable America
Raleigh, NC, February 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Enable America, the nation’s first nonprofit solely committed to improving employment opportunities for veterans and people with disabilities, is proud to announce that ABB is joining as a corporate partner and will participate in Enable America events and activities that promote diversity in the workplace and connect employers to job seekers.
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people. North America is the largest market for ABB products and services, with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
“ABB not only understands the value of diversity in the workplace, but is taking active steps to improve that diversity through recruitment and employment of veterans and individuals with disabilities,” said Richard Salem, founder and chairman of Enable America. “We are honored to help them connect to people who have tremendous ambition and capability, but are often not fully appreciated in the job market for the skills they provide.”
“Enable America has a strong reputation for promoting employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities,” said Victor Montalvo, Director of Talent Acquisition and Global Mobility, for ABB in North America. “Their programs are proven effective, and are the perfect complement to ABB’s mission to build a talented and diverse workforce, in which job placement and career advancement is available to all. We look forward to the new opportunities our partnership with Enable America will provide.”
ABB will kick-off this new partnership by hosting Enable America’s next Business Connection Meeting February 24, at its N.C. State Centennial Campus Center of Excellence facility where like-minded employers share best practices for hiring and retaining veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Founded in 2002, Enable America builds bridges between veterans and people with disabilities to employers, through direct engagement programs that help companies take action to diversify their workforce and employ more people with disabilities. Programs include Job Skills Workshops, Career Mentoring Days, VetConnect programs for disabled veterans and wounded warriors, as well as Community Connection and Business Connection Meetings.
Enable America also promotes nationwide employment through a dynamic and searchable online job portal EnableAmerica.jobs. As a corporate partner ABB’s career opportunities are included and receive featured status, increasing the company’s commitment and visibility to the disability community.
“Our front-line programs are all centered on connecting employers to information and job seekers in order to create hiring opportunities,” said Enable America Program Director Sandy Moonert based in Raleigh, NC. “While education and awareness is our mission as a non-profit organization, we have helped employers achieve hiring success. We welcome any employer like ABB to take a leadership role to expand diversity and inclusion hiring programs by joining us as a corporate partner.”
Information for veterans and individuals with disabilities as well as employers who want to participate in Enable America programs can be found at EnableAmerica.org. Companies can learn more on Enable America opportunities by contacting Sandy Moonert at Sandra.Moonert@EnableAmerica.org.
About Enable America: Enable America (EnableAmerica.org) was established in 2002 by attorney Richard Salem as a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment and live independently. The organization’s Community Connections, Business Connections, and VetConnect programs unite members of the disability community and business community to raise awareness and increase employment opportunities for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities, including our nation’s wounded warriors.
About ABB: ABB (ABB.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs more than 150,000 people.