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2012 Employment Growth Award From National Industries For The Blind

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 by Perry Athanason

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Lighthouse Central Florida was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB) with the 2012 Employment Growth Award, which recognizes efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind. The award honors Lighthouse Central Florida for its success and commitment to increasing economic independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.

A Lighthouse Works employee packaging up products to ship out"We are proud to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind in the city of Orlando," said Lee Nasehi, CEO and president, Lighthouse Central Florida and LighthouseWorks. "Our team members who are blind or visually impaired are talented, dedicated and loyal employees. We are honored to serve as an example in the community of the capabilities of people who are blind or visually impaired."

A Lighthouse Works employee at a computer taking a customer service callThe 2012 Employment Growth Award recipients are awarded cash payments from a fund created to recognize and encourage NIB associated nonprofit agencies that grow or sustain employment for people who are blind. Emphasis is also placed on efforts to increase upward mobility in the workplace and job placements.

Lighthouse Central Florida is one of 91 nonprofit agencies throughout the country associated with NIB, the nation's largest employment resource for people who are blind.

For more information about how Lighthouse Central Florida can help your business, please contact us at 407.898.2483.