Jeremy Shapira, head of special projects inclusion and diversity-Giant Eagle, Inc.
January 10, 2017
Hosted by Joyce Bender
Joyce welcomes Jeremy Shapira, head of special projects inclusion and diversity at Giant Eagle, Inc. Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, PA has a long history of hiring and training workers with disabilities. For decades, the O'Hara-based supermarket chain has counted among its employees people who are deaf, blind or have other disabilities. Mr. Shapira will discuss the program the supermarket has in place to include people with disabilities into the workforce.
Tuesday at 11 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Competitive employment and empowerment for people with disabilities is the emphasis of this show. Broadcast live and captioned in real-time for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, we discuss how people with disabilities can secure career opportunities, and how employers, organizations and individuals can support employment and empowerment of people with disabilities.
Joyce A. Bender is the CEO and president of Bender Consulting Services, Inc. Bender Consulting recruits and hires individuals with disabilities, across the United States and Canada for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. In 1985, Joyce survived a life-threatening accident caused by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy. Due to her personal experience living with both epilepsy and a hearing disability, she founded Bender Consulting Services, Inc. in 1995.
Joyce is the past-chair of both the board of the American Association of People with Disabilities and the national Epilepsy Foundation. She has received awards from both the Bush and Clinton administrations.