Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Earns 2014 Employment Growth Award From National Industries for the Blind
Award Honors Success in Sustaining and Increasing Employment For People Who Are Blind
January 29, 2015, Washington, DC – Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2014 Employment Growth Award. The award recognizes CLB’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.
“We are proud to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind and visually impaired living throughout the Greater Washington, DC Region,” said Anthony J. Cancelosi, President and CEO, CLB. “Our employees are talented and dedicated professionals, and we are delighted that they are being recognized as an example of the capabilities of people who are blind.”
Employment Growth Award recipients receive a cash payment from a fund created to recognize and encourage NIB associated nonprofit agencies that grow or sustain employment for people who are blind. Emphasis is also placed on efforts to increase upward mobility in the workplace and job placements.
“It is an honor for me to recognize Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind with a 2014 Employment Growth Award,” said Kevin Lynch, president and CEO of NIB. “CLB continues to lead the way in creating employment and high-growth career opportunities for people who are blind.”