Arc of San Diego, Sycuan Casino Resort Honor Employees With Disabilities

Arc of San Diego Sycuan Casino
L-R: Rob Cinelli, General Manager at Sycuan Casino Resort; Cody Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Matt Mouer, Chief Operations Officer of The Arc of San Diego.

SAN DIEGO, CA – In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Sycuan Casino Resort and The Arc of San Diego held an event recognizing employees with disabilities and focusing on a commitment to inclusivity in the workplace.

As part of the event at Sycuan, individuals with disabilities and their job coaches who support them were recognized for their service. For 10 years, Sycuan has partnered with The Arc of San Diego to employ individuals with disabilities as environmental services technicians, providing guests with a clean and safe gaming environment. Sycuan also employs clients of The Arc of San Diego at its Pink Buddha restaurant.

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the theme for 2022 is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” in recognition of the vital role people with disabilities play in making the nation’s workforce diverse and inclusive.

“We are proud to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month and honor our team members for their valuable contributions,” said Rob Cinelli, General Manager at Sycuan Casino Resort. “At Sycuan, we are committed to cultivating a thriving, positive and inclusive work environment for all of our team members. We’d like to thank The Arc of San Diego for their partnership and dedication to our community.”

In 2021, The Arc of San Diego provided training and support to more than 400 individuals with disabilities. These efforts are strengthened by partnerships with over 100 local businesses, municipalities and government agencies that employ individuals with disabilities and support their desire to achieve full inclusion and independence not just in the workplace but in all aspects of their community.

“We want to thank Sycuan for partnering with us to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities,” said Matt Mouer, Chief Operations Officer of The Arc of San Diego. “Partners like Sycuan, who value inclusive work environments, assist The Arc in empowering people with disabilities to achieve their career goals.”