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State Officials Honor Businesses Employing People With Disabilities

Seven Florida businesses including many in Central and South Florida, have been recognized for their work in employing people with disabilities. Governor Rick Scott presented the awards as part of Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Governor has made jobs his priority and says everyone who wants to work should be able to do so.

“This was a wonderful event. You think of everybody we know. Everyone wants a job. And it’s nice to recognize these companies that are helping individuals with disabilities get a job, keep a job [and] helping them with their training,” he said.

This year’s honorees  include Baptist Health South Florida, Pasco County’s Habitat for Humanity, Mangrove Mike's Café in Islamorada, Miller's Ale House in Daytona Beach, the minor league Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team, the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center in St. Pete and Universal Orlando resort.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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