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Arc Honors Local Business Leaders During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

NJ Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman will join The Arc of Somerset County in honoring local business leaders who provide employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities at its “Celebration of Partnerships for Employability" event on Friday, October 22.

The event will be held in association with National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM has been sponsored by the Department of Labor since 1945 in an effort to inform the public about the issues involving the employment of individuals with disabilities. With 78% of the disability population currently unemployed, business leaders that eliminate barriers should be applauded and recognized.

Our business partners demonstrate their leadership when they partner with The Arc to provide employment opportunities to more than 200 individuals with disabilities. This year, The Arc is honoring the following companies: A&P Stores, ACCSES NJ, ACME, AMC Theatres, American Jewelry Supply, Argyle Industries, Bernards Township Library, Brandywine Assisted Living at Middlebrook Crossing, Bridgewater Wholesalers, Inc., Burks Companies, Inc. @ Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Charlie Brown's Steakhouse, Chartwells Dining Services, Chubb & Son, Inc., Courier News, Discovery Orchestra of New Jersey, Environmental Center, Ethicon, Inc., HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, Kings Supermarket, Lego's Store Bridgewater Commons, Lincoln Services, Inc., L'Oreal USA Products, Inc., Mara Shipping, Morton Salt, N J Water Supply Authority, National Bio+ Green Sciences, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a johnson & johnson company, inc., Oticon, Pathmark - Hillsborough, Pathmark - Hope Lawn, Pathmark - Middlesex, Pathmark - South Plainfield, Professional Management Associates, LLC., Promotion Resources, PRWT Services, Inc., Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, Quick Check, Shop Rite - Branchburg, Somerset County Business Partnership, Somerset Medical Center, Stoelzle-Oberglas, Stop and Shop - Piscataway, Stop and Shop - Somerset, Synergy Direct Marketing, Target, TenPin Lanes, Top Safety Products, TRIMLINE Medical Products, Wal-Mart Store, Wal-Mart Store #2651, Wegman's – Bridgewater.

The “Celebration of Partnerships for Employability” will be held on Friday, October 22, 2010, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, at The Arc’s Branchburg Adult Training Center, located at 161 Industrial Parkway in Branchburg, NJ.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, or to RSVP, please contact Tara Abbott at 908-725-8544 x610 or via email at taraa@thearcofsomerset.org.