Cape Canaveral, FL –IAP Worldwide Services was a major sponsor of a series of events in Washington, D.C. this month highlighting Enable America’s ten years of service improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Established in 2002 by attorney Richard Salem, Enable America builds bridges between employers, social service agencies, and people with disabilities, including disabled veterans and wounded warriors, through programs that improve employment opportunities.
“People working together are really at the heart and soul of Enable America,” said Mr. Salem, as he addressed a gathering from a rooftop evening reception that overlooked the U.S. Capitol. “A lot has changed in the last ten years, but the commitment and support of people like Senator Tom Harkin, Congressman Bill Young, and many of you in your organizations has been unwavering, and for that we are most appreciative.”
Following Mr. Salem’s remarks, Enable America presented awards of appreciation to both Senator Harkin and Congressman Young for their ongoing work to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Earlier in the day General Charles Dominy (Ret.), IAP Vice President of Government Affairs, participated in a roundtable policy discussion that was held with leaders from government, social service agencies, and businesses to discuss achievements and the challenges ahead in the area of employment for people with disabilities.
“I am proud that IAP is a strong supporter of Enable America and the worthy goal of improving employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities,” said General Dominy. “There is a strong business case for hiring individuals with disabilities that relates to reliability and productivity. The organization’s VetConnect services are increasingly in demand and help businesses grow the population of disabled veterans and wounded warriors in their workforce. It’s a win-win for all concerned. ”
Enable America also conducted Job-Site Mentoring Days at several Washington locations, in which people with disabilities spent the day gaining on-the-job experience. The FBI and Clark Construction, along with the Capitol Hill offices of Senator Harkin and Congressman Young, all participated.
Also attending the reception was Ms. Frances Rivera, IAP Director of Health Services. “I am very impressed with Enable America’s programs that increase awareness and employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities,” said Ms. Rivera. “IAP has pledged its support, along with a strong partnership, to help disabled and wounded veterans reintegrate into our communities and live successful lives. As Richard states, ‘Good things happen when people have jobs.’”
“As we move forward, I ask you to join with us, hold hands, and let’s make a difference,” Mr. Salem said as he concluded his remarks at the reception. “Make a difference in the next ten years so that we can increase those opportunities, allow people, especially this ADA generation coming up, these Wounded Warriors, and their families, to really live, enjoy, and embrace the American dream.”
IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. is a leading international contractor providing global mission support for commercial industries, the Department of Defense, and other U.S. government agencies. The Company’s core business competencies include facility management; base operations; logistics and contingency operations; emergency/disaster response; and professional, scientific, health, environmental and technical services.
IAP’s corporate headquarters is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the company employs more than 7,000 people at over 120 locations worldwide. IAP’s website can be accessed at www.iapws.com