Shaw Named 2018 Employer of the Year by SPADD

Dalton, GA, June 1, 2018-Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities (SPADD) recently presented Shaw the 2018 Employer of the Year award for the company’s commitment to creating an inclusive workplace.

Shaw was nominated for the award by Cross Plains Community Partner (CPCP), a local group supporting men and women with developmental disabilities in Northwest Georgia. Since 2012, Shaw has partnered with CPCP to organize Project SEARCH, a nine-month employment preparedness program for individuals with intellectual and learning disabilities. Participants receive invaluable training and workplace skills, preparing them to enter the workforce. Upon completion, graduates may be placed into jobs within their local community that fit their skills and abilities. Shaw has a long history of offering mutually beneficial employment to participants; each of the three most recent graduates are currently employed with Shaw Industries.

Shaw employees pictured: (L to R) Leigh Groves, HR manager trainee; Deanna Mathis, director-community outreach and corporate giving; Heather Canada-Smith, director-HR compliance