Thunder Valley Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month by Honoring Team Members With Developmental Disabilities

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LINCOLN, CA – Thunder Valley Casino Resort is celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by honoring over 30 team members with developmental disabilities who fulfill instrumental positions in its 6,000 sq. ft. in-house laundry facility and housekeeping department. 

In 2019, Thunder Valley formed a partnership with PRIDE Industries’ staffing services to hire multiple work teams of individuals with developmental disabilities to staff its laundry facilities. Since then, Thunder Valley has relied on these dedicated and reliable individuals to support housekeeping services and handle over 1,000 pounds of laundry per hour and over 10,000 pounds of laundry per day. 

“At Thunder Valley, we celebrate a diverse workforce and believe that individuals with all abilities are valuable contributors to a dynamic, inclusive and productive workplace,” said Dawn Clayton, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort. “PRIDE’s partnership and commitment help Thunder Valley achieve our goals with quality results while providing opportunities and training for people with developmental disabilities in our community. This month, and always, we celebrate and thank these dedicated individuals who excel in their roles.”

NDEAM is an annual awareness campaign that takes place every October. NDEAM was created by Congress in 1988 to educate the public about disability employment issues and to celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.