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UCP Suffolk’s The Employment Connection Celebrates Outstanding Employers
L to R: Sarah Mokowski of The Employment Connection, Gary Crowe of The Employment Connection, Walgreens Employee Sara, Jessica Schanars of The Employment Connection, Roberta Kushner of The Employment Connection, Karen Stumpf, Walgreens of Smithtown Assistant Manager, Walgreens Employee Marty, Dan Lewis Walgreens District Manager of Suffolk County and Patricia Caso of The Employment Connection at at Long Island Working Partnership’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month Annual Celebration
Congratulations to Walgreens of Smithtown and Tropical Smoothie of Bay Shore which were honored as outstanding employers at Long Island Working Partnership’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month Annual Celebration at Carlyle on the Green. Both businesses were nominated by UCP Suffolk’s "The Employment Connection"
Robyn has worked at Tropical Smoothie for more than one year and said that it has been a great experience.
“I love working there because it is fun,” Robyn said.
“Robyn is an important part of our crew,” Owner Jan Diamond said. “Even though she has special needs, she is no different than anyone else. There is no doubt that she will be continuing her employment with us.”
Sara, who also uses the services of The Employment Connection, works at Walgreens. She said that the celebration was inspiring.
"It's nice to know there are other people like me who work in all different kinds of jobs," she said.
The Employment Connection at UCP Suffolk assists both job seekers and employers by matching qualified workers with disabilities to the staffing and diversity needs of businesses. Supports for both new employees and employers can be on-going during the hiring transition and as needed for job task changes and promotions.
L to R: Samantha Scherger, Manager of Tropical Smoothie of Bay Shore, Jan Diamond, Owner of Tropical Smoothie of Bay Shore, Tropical Smoothie Employee Robyn and Job Coach Rosemary Valentino at Long Island Working Partnership’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month Annual Celebration
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