March 30, 2020         
TherapeuticsMD Provides COVID-19-Related Business Update   •   Perfect Corp. Offers Three Complimentary Beauty AR/AI Virtual Try-on Services to the Beauty Brands to Accelerate Digital Transfo   •   HITN Launches Content and Services to Help Hispanic Families Cope with the Coronavirus Threat   •   Trip.com Group Chairman James Liang: Beware the xenophobia epidemic   •   Jesus Shows His Love and Proves that He Is Real: He Wants to Know Readers Personally   •   Digital Agency Missional Marketing Shares A Bird's Eye View of the Nationwide Pivot to Online Church   •   AJC Haggadah Supplement for Coronavirus Passover   •   16 Local Nonprofits Awarded Nearly $370,000 in First Round of Grants from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund   •   DCU Research News: Perceived Competence a Key Factor in Children's Participation in Physical Activity   •   PeopleReady’s JobStack App is Helping Companies Obtain Gig Workers for Critical “Second Responder” Jobs 24/7   •   Invacare Corporation Named a 2019 Winning “W” Company by 2020 Women on Boards   •   With City on Lockdown, Dallas Church Launches Online TV Station   •   Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights Statement on Peaceful Transition of Reverend Doctor Joseph Ech   •   Bharti Shah & Shah family meet their commitment to children by partnering with Children's National Hospital establishing the   •   Ballard Recognized in Report on Business Magazine's Inaugural "Women Lead Here" List   •   Statement From ESSENCE Communications, Inc. on the Postponement of the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture   •   Amerigo Education Responds to COVID-19 Impact   •   Sallie Mae Donates $200,000 to the Food Bank of Delaware to Support Those Affected by COVID-19   •   Millionaire Match Wins Success for Those Who Seek Long-Term Relationships & Marriage Through Millionaire Dating   •   Publix Offering Rent Relief in Publix-owned Shopping Centers
Bookmark and Share

Amazon Partners with Melwood to Create Jobs for People of Differing Abilities

Amazon Partners with Melwood to Create Jobs for People of Differing Abilities

Melwood has partnered with Amazon's Alternative Workforce Supplier Program (AWSP) to provide job opportunities for people of differing abilities.

PR Newswire

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Melwood has partnered with Amazon's Alternative Workforce Supplier Program (AWSP) to provide job opportunities for people of differing abilities.

Since 1963, Melwood has offered job placement, training, and support services to people of differing abilities while providing companies like Amazon with a reliable workforce solution. Melwood believes every person is capable of working competitively when provided the proper training and support.

"We are proud of Amazon for being a leader in workforce inclusion and thrilled to be partnering with them to connect our high-quality workforce pipeline to Amazon's evolving career opportunities," said Cari DeSantis, President & CEO of Melwood. "It's a win-win for us both and a step in the right direction towards a future where people of differing abilities are fully included in society."

Amazon chose to partner with Melwood because of the nonprofit's proven capacity to train and support individuals of differing abilities. Trained Melwood staff work with people on and off job sites to empower them to succeed in various lines of business, such as Amazon's Warehouse Associate positions. Melwood's team matches candidates' skills and interests to their positions and supports their transition into the workplace through training and coaching. Melwood has utilized its extensive network of other nonprofits and partnered with State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies to help make this program a success.

About Melwood

Melwood is one of the largest employers of people of differing abilities in the country and offers workforce solutions to private businesses and government agencies. Melwood currently employs more than 1,600 workers nearly 1,000 of whom are people of differing abilities – while offering job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to nearly 2,600 people each year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. For more information, visit https://www.melwood.org/.

 

SOURCE Melwood



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News