The 2013 An Evening of Wine Event will be happening July 11th, 2013! Stay tuned for updates.
NEWS:PROVAIL Commends Governor Jay Inslee's Executive Order on Disability Employment Goals
SEATTLE, WA: Great news this week from our state government in Olympia! On May 22nd, 2013 Governor Jay Inslee signed Executive Order 30-02 – “Improving Employment Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities in State Employment.”
Speaking at the National Governor’s Association, Governor Inslee stressed that Washington state “has a vested interest in working to reduce discrimination in hiring and promoting a diverse workforce that is reflective of the diversity of our population.”
PROVAIL President and CEO
Michael Hatzenbeler echoed the Governor’s message. “People with disabilities
are the most underemployed segment of our society, but they are ready, willing
and able to go to work. We applaud the Governor’s initiative and commitment to
increasing employment for people with disabilities. State government, like the
governments of Seattle and King County, has a unique opportunity to play a
leadership role in increasing employment of people with disabilities. PROVAIL
looks forward to working in partnership with the Governor and others to realize
the goals of the executive order.”
Directly addressing the barriers faced by individuals with disabilities in the workforce and the continued decrease in employment throughout the state government, Executive Order 30-02 establishes a goal for the state government that 5% of the workforce be comprised of people with disabilities by 2017. With private-sector employers now outpacing the employment rate of people with disabilities, PROVAIL commends the measure’s commitment to recruit and retain workers with disabilities in both the public and private sector.
It's a great thing for an organization to invest in the future of its employees – it's an incredible thing for its employees to return the favor. This spring, the PROVAIL Fabrication Division was honored to be selected by employee Janet Weber and her sister Sue Johnson to be the beneficiary of a $93,750 gift from Libertee World.
A former group residence for people with disabilities, 2012 saw the sale of the Libertee World home by its four founding families. Among those founders, Janet Weber and Sue Johnson were the only two who chose to give their portion of the sale to a single organization. PROVAIL is proud to be that organization!
An employee since February 1st 1971, Fabrication Division Director Sandy Gibb describes Janet as a “dependable, steady employee that has always had something nice to say about everyone. We always have something to learn from that.”
With this donation, the PROVAIL Fabrication Division will be able to finally upgrade and renovate shared spaces that benefit Fabrication Division employees. Following decades of inhibiting the current building, PROVAIL is thrilled to be able to give it a facelift and make it an even better place to work.
Thank you for your incredible support!