News : CallSocket Celebrates Diversity, Provides Jobs for Visually Impaired
Oakland, CA, USA, March 10, 2016 -- CallSocket, a call center headquartered in Oakland, has joined forces with the San Francisco chapter of LightHouse for the Blind to hire, train and employ qualified visually impaired people to join the CallSocket team.
"To date, seven individuals have been hired by CallSocket, with 10 to 20 more expected in the very near future," said Tom Henderson for CallSocket. Henderson, who is an Oakland native, entrepreneur and employment advocate for the underrepresented, has united with Germaine Henderson (no relation), Senior VP, Business Development of LightHouse for the Blind’s San Francisco chapter to create meaningful job opportunities in call center operations.
Beginning in March, the two community leaders, committed to providing employment for the visually impaired living locally in the Bay Area. The leadership pact intends to do its share to help reduce the historic high unemployment rates existing for individuals with visual impairment.
"We are thrilled to work with enlightened employers like CallSocket who recognize the value of diversity in hiring - especially the blind and visually impaired - as a competitive advantage," said LightHouse’s Germaine Henderson. She goes on, "Our LightHouse members are so excited about joining the CallSocket team and feel pure joy about the opportunity to provide their talents and commitment to a company recognized for their inclusive hiring and advancement practices for the disabled."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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