RDI in Newport recognized by state for hiring and retention of people with disabilities

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NEWPORT — This week Governor Phil Scott announced the 2017 “Spirit of the ADA” awardees from across the state, and RDI in Newport was among those awarded.

The “Spirit of the ADA” Awards are given to employers who reflect the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act in their employment practices.

RDI will be honored by the state of Vermont during a ceremony being held in October, with James Walsh and Alexis Carpenter accepting the award.

RDI is an outsourcer providing call center and administrative services, as well as market research to a broad mix of companies.

According to the awards, employers must successfully meet any of the following criteria:

Recruitment, outreach and equal accessibility in the application, interviewing, and hiring procedures for people with disabilities.

Use of on-the-job accommodations, modifications, progressive employment methods, and/or creative solutions for successful training and employment of people with disabilities.

Accessible physical structures, buildings, workstations and equipment, and services, or support for the employment of a person(s) with a disability as an overall employment strategy.

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