Award Honors Success in Sustaining and Increasing Employment For People Who Are Blind
Cincinnati, Ohio – Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2016 Employment Growth Award. The award recognizes CABVI’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 or visually impaired in the Greater Cincinnati area as part of our mission,” said John Mitchell, CABVI’s CEO. “Our employees are talented and dedicated. We are delighted that they are being recognized as an example of the capabilities of people who are blind.”
CABVI received an Employment Growth Award in the amount of $113,212 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. CABVI expanded employment for people who are blind by more than 14% from 2015 to 2016.
“It is an honor for me to recognize CABVI with a 2016 Employment Growth Award,” said Kevin Lynch, president and CEO of NIB. “CABVI continues to lead the way in creating employment and high-growth career opportunities for people who are blind.”
Since 1911, CABVI provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people of all ages in the Greater Cincinnati region. Through all of its programs and services, it strives to help those who are blind, visually or print impaired lead full and independent lives. CABVI provides services to approximately 5,000 people each year and is proud to be a United Way partner agency. For more information about CABVI, please call (513) 221-8558 or visit our website at www.cincyblind.org.
About National Industries for the Blind
Since 1938, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) has focused on enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB and its network of associated nonprofit agencies are the nation’s largest employer of people who are blind through the sale of SKILCRAFT® and other products and services provided by the AbilityOne® Program. For more information about NIB, visit NIB.org.