Former Walgreens VP Lewis To Speak At Disability Employment Symposium

NEW ORLEANS – In partnership with Crescent Bank and Trust, Lighthouse Louisiana will host local business leaders and HR managers from some of the region’s top companies to explore the benefits of hiring people with disabilities, including boosting morale and improving business, on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Lighthouse Louisiana, 123 State St.

         Renowned author and speaker Randy Lewis, former Vice President of Walgreens, Fortune 50 executive and accidental advocate, is scheduled to discuss how hiring people with disabilities at Walgreens sparked a nationwide trend. Lewis introduced an inclusive model at Walgreens which resulted in a diverse workforce that included people with disabilities. Lewis’ proven strategy has been adopted by Pepsi Co, UPS, AT&T, and other companies.

         Also scheduled to attend are local experts with inside knowledge about hiring and retaining this untapped pool of skilled, qualified candidates.

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         Lighthouse Louisiana serves people in Southeast Louisiana who are blind, deaf or have other disabilities by providing job training, competitive employment and skills for independence.

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