VERC demonstrates its understanding of the full potential of the legally blind to perform jobs within the company.
VERC Enterprises has entered into a new partnership with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), through which the company will provide employment and internship opportunities to individuals who are deemed legally blind.
The MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to blind individuals, leading to independence and full community participation.
VERC Enterprises has hired one employee and one intern through the MCB with the expectation of bringing on additional individuals in the future who are legally blind, according to Barry Ahern, Director of Operations and Human Resources at VERC.
Ray Sponaugle has been hired to work in the VERC Fitchburg Circle K location where his responsibilities include stocking shelves and cleaning/maintenance.
Chichi Omeje has accepted a four to five-month internship in the VERC Randolph Mobil. With the assistance of a job coach she will greet customers and perform light cleaning duties.
“MCB is excited to welcome VERC as an employment partner,” said commissioner Paul Saner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind. “By so doing, VERC is demonstrating to others the full potential of legally blind consumers to do the job.”
“We are excited about our partnership with the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind,” said Ahern. “It is our hope that this ongoing program will provide employment opportunities for many over the years.”