FirstEnergy Named a 2020 Leading Disability Employer
October 5, 2020
For the second consecutive year, our company has been recognized by the National Organization on Disability (NOD) as a top employer in the nation for its hiring and employment practices for people with disabilities.
We’re among 68 organizations to receive the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal in 2020. The seal is awarded based on data provided by companies who complete an assessment that benchmarks companies’ disability inclusion programs in areas like Climate & Culture, People Practices, Talent Sourcing, Workplace & Technology and Strategy & Metrics. Organizations that complete the tracker may elect to be considered for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal.
“We are proud to be named a Leading Disability Employer again this year in recognition of our efforts to create an inclusive work environment where all employees feel respected and that their input is valued,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Christine Walker.
Our THRIVE employee business resource group (EBRG) has played a significant role in fostering an inclusive environment by increasing awareness about disabilities across the company. Specifically, the group has held “Day in the Life” events where employees could participate in simulations to experience first-hand what it’s like to have a hearing impairment, physical challenge and other disabilities. The group continues to host virtual lunch and learns to promote open discussion among employees and provides feedback to leadership on how the company can further advance disability inclusion.