The Arc of Northern Virginia named Securis and KPMG recipients of its 2022 Disability Employment Commitment Awards, recognizing employers who go above and beyond to provide meaningful work opportunities for people with disabilities .
“Work gives individuals a sense of purpose and self-esteem,” said Rikki Epstein, executive director of The Arc of Northern Virginia. “For many, it defines who we are and is a source of justifiable pride. All individuals, regardless of disability, deserve the opportunity to be full members of their community where they can live, learn, work and play at all stages of life.
Securis partnered with ServiceSource in 2018 to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as training services and real-world work experience for high school students with disabilities. Securis has offered training and internships to several hundred students to date.
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Securis CEO Jeremy Farber. “Securis employees with disabilities are an important part of our team. They work hard and inspire us to do the same. We learn a lot from each member of the team and we are happy to have an environment that helps them thrive, grow and contribute to our mission.
KPMG LLP has been described as a pioneer in creating an inclusive workforce for people with disabilities, creating a unique program to help fill vacancies with qualified neurodiverse people with autism in partnership with Melwood. Working together, KPMG and Melwood have developed an innovative curriculum that includes technical information technology education and soft skills training.
“The unique perspectives that people with different abilities bring to the table ultimately create better outcomes for our firm and our communities,” said Sean Hoffman, Partner at KPMG LLP. “Our clients appreciate creative solutions to their challenges, and working to ensure that our talents are representative of people with unique perspectives allows us to achieve this.”
The Disability Employment Commitment Awards will be presented at The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Inspire & Empower 60th Anniversary Celebration, November 5 at Tysons.
For more information about the event and prizes, check out the website at thearcofnova.org/events/gala.
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