These businesses have successfully grown their workforce by hiring skilled, diverse employees.
After 14 years, working in customer service for Walmart, Jason Tremblay was looking for a new opportunity to work with the public. Jason, who also works part-time for Gorge Events as a Security Attendant, was in search of something that could challenge him a little more and get him outdoors.read more
Four years ago, Misty Ross was anxiously waiting in the lobby of Spokane’s North YMCA, preparing to interview for a Welcome Center Host position. Steven Troup, a Welcome Center Supervisor for the Y witnessed something special that day as he was preparing for Misty’s interview.read more
Matt Polley got his first break in the working world as a young laborer at a local recycling plant. The work was steady but sometimes monotonous. While Matt was thankful for the opportunity at the plant, he always kept his sights set on something a little closer to his heart.read more
When Larry Hill showed up for his first day on the job at Wonderland Family Fun Center, he wasn’t quite prepared for what he was about to see.read more
The historic Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane, regarded by many as Washington State’s grandest hotel, is a bustling center of activity that’s in constant motion 7 days a week. And just below the surface of all the activity is a dedicated group of individuals managing the immense amount of housekeeping tasks that a full scale, luxury hotel creates.read more
15 years ago, Katie Sanders didn’t know a whole lot about community services, but she did know that she wanted a career change.read more
Back in 1999, The Supported Employment in State Government (SESG) program was adopted by the Washington State Legislature, and it provided paid competitive employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.read more
For the past four years, Sorretie Jaro has played a very important role in the safety of Sacred Heart Hospital’s staff, patients, and guests.read more
Nearly two years ago Bree Bethman was working in an isolated, outdoor-based job that didn’t seem to match up that well with her strengths.read more
Six years ago, Scott Ayers began his employment journey with Spokane’s Finch Arboretum, a 65 acre public park with an extensive botanical / tree garden, featuring more than 2,000 ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers.read more
Less than two summers ago, David Sanchez’s future was anyone’s guess. This young man was having trouble finding his direction in life and his mother and father were very concerned about what David’s world was going to look like after high school.read more
The job of a School Bus Attendant is anything but easy. The unpredictability of kids makes every day an almost entirely new experience. For Molly Toohey of Durham School Bus Services in Spokane, Washington, it’s a challenge that she accepts five days a week, with a huge smile on her face.read more
When Todd Anderson first started his new job at Southeast Daycare, 2 ½ years ago, he never imagined that his favorite part of the job was going to be seeing the kids every day.read more
When Darren Driggs planned to attend Gonzaga’s mock-interview event with HireAbility Spokane, he never expected to receive a job offer.
But that’s exactly what happened.read more
The moment that David Sanchez walked through the door for his job interview, Fred Mashtare, Head Caretaker at Suncrest Park, whispered to Owner, Mike Knowles, “I think he’s hired.”read more
Not so long ago, Darby Harrington was working part-time in a job that was no longer fulfilling. Over time, his duties had become limited, leaving him unchallenged and bored. Darby, who was unwilling to accept a job without purpose, spoke with his employment support team and together they decided it was time to seek out a new path.read more
Curtis Bash, manager of Kalispel Linen Services knew when he interviewed Brian Walch, he had found a great match for the needs of his company.
“He had a great attitude and was very positive when we met- and since then, Brian has lived up to all my expectations and more.”read more
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