SPADD awards Shaw 2018 Employer of the Year

Home News SPADD awards Shaw 2018 Employer of the Year

Dalton, Ga.—Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities (SPADD) recently presented Shaw Industries Group the 2018 Employer of the Year award for the company’s commitment to creating an inclusive workplace.

Shaw was nominated for the award by Cross Plains Community Partner (CPCP), a local group supporting men and women with developmental disabilities in Northwest Georgia. Since 2012, Shaw has partnered with CPCP to organize Project SEARCH, a nine-month employment preparedness program for individuals with intellectual and learning disabilities. Participants receive invaluable training and workplace skills, preparing them to enter the workforce. Upon completion, graduates may be placed into jobs within their local community that fit their skills and abilities. Shaw has a long history of offering mutually beneficial employment to participants; each of the three most recent graduates are currently employed with Shaw Industries.

“Shaw is proud to be recognized as a champion of inclusivity in the workplace, especially through Project SEARCH,” said Mike Fromm, Shaw Industries’ chief human resources officer (CHRO). “We’re dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities learn integral workplace and life lessons because it gives them renewed purpose and confidence, while allowing us to deliver on our vision to create a better future in our community.”

Accepting the award on behalf of Shaw was Leigh Groves, HR manager trainee; Deanna Mathis, director—community outreach and corporate giving; Heather Canada-Smith, director—HR compliance.

Shaw actively seeks to empower its workforce and make a difference in the community. The company ranks among Forbes magazine’s 2018 list of America’s Best Large Employers.

 

Must Read

Dal-Tile extends hours, offers discounts to Texas

Dallas, Texas— Dal-Tile is offering extended hours and product discounts to help its customers assist end consumers as Texans begin repairing the widespread damage...

2021 Southeast Flooring Market readies for launch

By Reginald Tucker After a post-holiday COVID-19 surge threw a wrench in Market Maker Events’ initial plans to hold the 2021 Southeast Flooring Market (SEFM)...

FCIF highlights new grant recipient

“The Floor Covering Industry Foundation has made my life a lot easier,” said Michele, a recent Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) grant recipient. Michele, a...

Parterre, T&L Distributors form partnership

Mountville, Pa.— Parterre, a brand of AHF Products, has entered into a new distribution partnership with T&L Distributors, part of E.J. Welch Company. T&L will...

The Real Wood Coalition launches

The Real Wood Coalition editorial coverage in FCNews has officially launched. It includes a collection of educational insights, new and staple hardwood products and...

Emser to debut virtual product showcase

Los Angeles— Emser Tile recently announced plans to host a series of virtual events — a virtual product showcase — featuring more than 20...
Some text some message..
X