I get more upbeat stuff nationally from the Christian Science Monitor weekly than from any other paper I see. A piece about hiring disabled folks is a case in point.
The latest issue carries the story of Walgreens, which since 2007 has had a policy of hiring disabled folks at its distribution centers. At least a quarter of their distribution center employees are disabled, the report says, and the results are positive, with lower absenteeism, less turnover, and better safety records.
Andrew, the local manager, says the distribution center serving most of the West Coast is in Woodland, Calif.
Meeting the requirements of the federal ADA act of 1990 is a familiar theme, and the country has adapted to it. Look at our city’s new audio crosswalk speakers, for instance. And the number of self-propelled wheelchairs on the streets.
The disabled have not been forgotten.