In case you missed it, the latest issue of Pipeline Quarterly was all about employment successes. The newsletter, published by the Ohio Department of DD, featured six stories and interviews from people who work around the state. One of those stories was Thomas, which we’re sharing below.
Where do you work? Walmart in Logan, Ohio.
What do you do at work? I started as a Stocker, moved up to the Fish Department and am now a Cashier.
How many hours a week do you work? Up to 40.
What do you do during the day when you’re not at work? Hang out with friends and work on cars.
What do you like most about working? I really like the money but I also like joking around with customers.
What are you able to now because you work? I’m able to go out and do a whole lot more. Go to the movies and I have more people to do things with now.
What advice do you have for people who are thinking about getting a job in the community? Do it! It’s worth it. It’s not easy but you have to stick with it!
This edition also highlighted employers around the state that are committed to hiring people with disabilities. Read the entire issue here.