(BPT) – With unemployment rates at a nearly 50-year low, many businesses are struggling to find workers. This tight job market is opening doors for people with disabilities, as many companies are turning their attention to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Hi! I’m Annemarie Carrigan and I’d really want you to know that Best Buddies is a really important part of my life and it has helped me through a lot of emotional and stressful situations…
Geoffrey has always loved math. That’s why when a warehouse position at Lightbourn Equipment Company opened up, Best Buddies knew Geoffrey’s love for math and skill with numbers made him the perfect candidate.
Daniel was one of the first participants in the Best Buddies Tennessee Jobs program in 2015, and listed his dream job in an office setting, with a focus on tech work. After several interviews, he found a full-time position at Verus Healthcare as a medical equipment technician.
Topher Zheng has been a member of Best Buddies since he was in high school. He attended our Best Buddies Leadership Conference twice…
Best Buddies Jobs Participant John Masterson Named as Part of Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom’s Transition Team
December 2018, SACRAMENTO— California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom announced the addition of two top-level policy experts to his incoming Administration and his first reappointment from the Brown Administration.
In celebration of #BestBuddiesMonth we will be showcasing outstanding volunteers, employees, and supporters every Monday as part of our Monday Mission Moment series. This post comes from two of our long-standing Bay Area jobs participants, Sarah Hoffman and John Hammond.
Jackie and Taylor are both high school students at Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois. As anyone who has attended high school knows, finding a niche in the school community can, at first, seem difficult.
Jim is 17 and has been involved in Best Buddies for four years at Pekin Community High School. I want to tell you what a profound and positive impact Best Buddies has made on Jim and our entire family.
Presenting Sponsors are WSVN Channel 7, Celebrity Cruises and Gilda Miami, Florida, Feb. 20, 2018— Best Buddies International, a groundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is excited to announce the Best Buddies Friendship Walk: South Florida on Saturday, March 17 at Museum Park in Downtown Miami.