It is my pleasure to write this letter of support for Work Opportunities/Independence Works.
Walgreens and Work Opportunities have had a strong partnership. Both companies have shared a great passion for employing people with disabilities. We have collaborated on developing an industry specific job placement program for individuals with disabilities in our Jupiter distribution center. The TWG (Transitional Work Group) program stands as a global model of inclusion for 100’s of companies to learn how to develop disability inclusion hiring programs. The program is a true collaboration between Walgreens and Work Opportunities. Through this structured, onsite training model, Walgreens has relied on Work Opportunities to increase the number of people with disabilities in the Jupiter distribution center since 2018.
Walgreens and Work Opportunities have enjoyed a successful and mutually beneficial partnership throughout the last 3 years and because of this, both companies have been in recent talks to collaborate on the retail side as well. This will help Walgreens to continue to grow the REDI (Retail Employee with Disabilities Initiative) program to stores in the Jupiter, Florida area.
The caliber of the training is very professional and excellent. The staff is knowledgeable, passionate and dedicated about helping the trainees be successful while also aware of Walgreens’ business needs. Many department managers seek out individuals who have completed the TWG training to fill vacant positions. They know from experience that these individuals are well prepared to be flexible, dependable, and demonstrate the level of skills that are the key to Walgreens’ success. All of this thanks to Work Opportunities, as they prepare and make all of our candidates job ready.
For the participants, the program is quite life changing. They can be part of a dynamic team that provides better than average employment opportunities and career paths that historically they would not have.
Work Opportunities is an agency that cares, which makes success happen, and is a dedicated company in for the long haul. I would highly recommend this agency without reservation as a provider of training and job development services in any setting.
Corporate Field Inclusion Manager