ObeCo has been awarded Employer of the Year at the Annual Awards Banquet for Corvilla, an employment service provider for individuals with disabilities.
“ObeCo is very deserving of receiving Corvilla’s first ever ‘Employer of the Year’ award. They were the first company that came to many of our minds when thinking about a place that ‘gets it’ when it comes to using good common business sense,” said Corvilla CEO Rick Thompson. “ObeCo’s management team recognized and took advantage of the talent available in an often untapped, high performing population of people with disabilities. They have shown an unwavering commitment to removing barriers and dispelling misconceptions and as a result, they have created a very successful, culturally diverse workforce.”
“Over the last several years, I have had the great pleasure of partnering with ObeCo as the primary Employment Specialist providing services to our ObeCo consumers. ObeCo has gone above and beyond to accommodate our individuals by finding ways to make job tasks more accessible, ObeCo staff have broken down language barriers to effectively communicate with our Spanish-speaking individuals, and they have created part-time positions to meet the needs of our individuals who, for some reason or another, cannot work fulltime,” added Taylor Odviar, Corvilla employment specialist. “ObeCo is always the first example that comes to my mind of an organization who recognizes the potential in this population that is often overlooked in the workforce. I could not think of a more deserving recipient of Corvilla’s very first ‘Employer of the Year’ award.”
ObeCo has been working with Corvilla since 2017 and has employed as many as five of their members at one time. Obeco President Jason Obendorf said, “The smiles, laughs, encouragement and overall uplifting attitudes I have experienced with our four Corvilla employees have taught me that their lives are not better because of ObeCo, rather; ObeCo is a better company because of their lives!”
Corvilla is a nonprofit organization located in Northern Indiana that provides employment services to individuals with disabilities. Currently they work with over 300 individuals in their employment services department and countless organizations in the area on finding the individuals the right job for them.