Employer Breakfast 2015 Highlights
Congratulations To Our Business Partners
Arc of Westchester held its 27th Annual Employer Recognition Breakfast on Friday, April 17. The event celebrated the 250 partnerships between Arc of Westchester and public and private businesses in the community. Numerous government officials and community leaders attended the event, praising Arc of Westchester and the business community for their role in employing individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Nationwide, the employment rate for individuals with disabilities is only 20 percent, but Arc of Westchester has achieved and astounding 90 percent employment rate. Throughout the organization, Arc of Westchester has seen a 25 percent increase in the average number of hours worked by individuals with disabilities, and there has been a 20 percent increase in hourly pay for these individuals. Within the past year, 34 different employers have hired individuals with disabilities, and among them 17 are first time partners with Arc of Westchester.