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IPC COMMUNITY 14 SPRING 2024 PRIDE Industries is the leading employer of people with disabilities and those with other barriers to employment in the United States, including veterans and former foster youth. The company offers job training, placement, on-the-job coaching, and skills development for independent living. It has held IPC member- ship since 2000. Darelyn Pazdel is vice president of workforce inclusion at PRIDE Industries and provides an overview of the company's breadth and depth for employees with disabilities in its manufac- turing services division. What is the size of the PRIDE Industries staff? Darelyn Pazdel: PRIDE Industries has nearly 4,500 employees. About 2,000 have a disability. We have a team of 425 people who assist indi- viduals with disabilities in securing employ- ment both within PRIDE Industries and in the community. MEMBER PROFILE By Sandy Gentry, Contributing Editor, IPC Community PRIDE Industries is helping employees with disabilities to succeed All-Inclusive

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