Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

We’ve reminded our friends before and we’re excited to remind you again that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The theme of this year’s national campaign to raise awareness about disability employment issues (and celebrate the many contributions of America’s workers with disabilities!) is The Right Talent, Right Now.

We well know the artistic talents of our artists, but many of them also demonstrate other talents outside of the studio in a wide variety of jobs. Here’s just a few!

Iraqi Nkere works four times a week at Shoppers grocery store. He works as a Customer Service Clerk there, and says that he often returns and arranges items to shelves. (He’s been commended for his work multiple times, as discussed here on the blog.)

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Louise Middleton runs his own photo restoration business from home:

“I scan the picture first, I would fix it on photoshop, then print it out as the new one.”

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Gary Schmedes works at an office setting on Tuesdays and Fridays in Edgewater, MD. He’s often involved in shredding papers as part of a 3-4 hour shift:

“I need to do one thing at a time so I don’t get my fingers shredded.”

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Dasha Kalumuck has been working at Lord & Taylor department store at the Columbia Mall for a little over two years. She works in customer service, ringing up purchases and attending to dressing rooms:

“I like how my bosses understand me and how nice they are.”

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