We raise the bar “hire” for people with disabilities
National Grid was at the Raise the Bar Hire conference and career fair to advocate for and recruit persons with disabilities.
The conference highlighted the advantages of opening doors for disabled persons.
The message was important for me. I have two master’s degrees and lots of experience, but for some reason employers never called me back. For more than a decade I’ve been seeking permanent employment at decent pay, and recently have even been turned away from employers at dead-end jobs.
Then, a few years ago I was diagnosed with “possibly” having a certain disability, a social disorder – and everything made sense.
Last year, I met Alex Mango, VP Audit, through a Mentoring Day program. It was a lucky encounter. He looked at my resume and was shocked that I could not find a decent job. He gave me no promises – just that he’d help me through life’s challenges, something I especially needed.
National Grid was a major sponsor for the conference, because it gives everyone a fair chance to succeed. Thanks to this company and Alex, I’m in the middle of an internship with Corporate Communications and work in Reservoir Woods.