In Singapore, 46 companies awarded for hiring people with disabilities

From Disability News Asia


Counter at Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) run by deaf crew. KFC chief executive officer Michael Gian spoke proudly of the over 300 deaf employees who had passed through its doors over the last ten years. PHOTO: KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN (KFC)

SINGAPORE, Mar 23: Forty-six companies were recognised for their efforts in hiring people with disabilities at the second Enabling Employers Awards gala, held on Friday evening at Marina Bay Sands.

Attended by President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Minister of State (Community, Development, Youth and Sports) Madam Halimah Yacob, the awards recognised companies and leaders who have demonstrated commitment and practices in employing and integrating their workers with disabilities.
Among the awards given out, ten were special mention award winners. Eureka Call Centre Systems, Fong Shen Mould and Precision Engineering, and Han’s were recognised as leaders in employing people with disabilities, while Project Dignity, a hawker training school or the disabled, won the notable new employer award.

Adrenalin Events and Education and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) received the innovative employers award for modifying the workplace for PWDs, and employees at Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, KFC, UMC ServiceMaster and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital were honoured as exemplary disabled employees and their champions.

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