National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities, showcasing how equity can be achieved when practicing inclusive hiring.
Providing equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities at work leads to independence, inclusion in the community and confidence.
Kathleen Falconio has been working for the Center's Mail Fulfillment Center since 2018. Kathleen's main responsibilities include document sorting and preparation. Her job gives her a sense of pride when completing tasks, feeling successful and confident. When asked what she wants people to know about employing individuals with disabilities, she said it "gives people a chance to feel good, make money, be independent and part of society."
Mark Letourneau has worked for the Mail Fulfillment Center for 8 years. Mark is a hardworking member of our Presort team and is responsible for catching mail and preparing sorted mail for USPS delivery. When we asked Mark why it's important for individuals with disabilities to have work opportunities, he said it "helps them get out and do something and be productive both at home and at life. Work helps me be better at life and more independent and allows me to make my own money." Mark loves his job, and loves having a routine and staying busy.