With almost 70 percent of visually impaired individuals being unemployed, Lighthouse for the Blind, a not-for-profit organization, is doing everything in its power in St. Louis to help the situation. From aiding businesses in locating blind-friendly positions and technology to job placement for blind individuals, their work and impact are greatly appreciated community wide.
The Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis, a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization with a dedicated social service mission, today announced its support for National Disability Employment Awareness Month by saluting companies that employ people who are blind or disabled and which raise awareness about disability employment issues.
John Thompson, President of Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis, says, “In 2012, the Lighthouse forged great business partnerships with top-ranked companies such as ZEP, Inc., and Bound Tree Medical, and we anticipate growing our business together. These business relationships represent significant opportunities for the Lighthouse to increase employment for people who are blind.
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