News : TransPerfect’s Shpendi Saliu Honored for Commitment to Hiring Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals
New York, NY, USA, Nov, 2017 -- TransPerfect, a provider of language and technology solutions for global business, along with the company’s Regional Operations Manager, Shpendi Saliu, has been recognized with an award given by Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc. for its efforts to hire hearing-impaired employees.
Lexington students come from all over New York’s five boroughs, and a number of students have other disabilities in addition to deafness, including mobility and mental impairments. Lexington prepares all students to continue on to college, vocational education, job training, or a placement that will support them to live a responsible, productive life.
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"Recounting TransPerfect’s heartfelt testimonies is what our program is all about—coming together to share worlds, words, and wisdom," commented a spokesperson from Lexington Vocational Services Center. "We look forward to continue working with Shpendi and TransPerfect to broaden horizons and bridge atmospheres of ambition and independence for our deaf consumers."
Based on the success of the company’s pilot program, TransPerfect has expanded their efforts with a goal to significantly increase hiring of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals over the course of the next year.
Phil Shawe, TransPerfect Co-CEO, commented, "After hearing V.R. Ferose’s presentation 'From Success to Significance' about SAP and his journey to create a successful software testing work program for autistic individuals, I was inspired to consider new sources of talent for TransPerfect. When Shpendi told me about Lexington Vocational Services Center and the incredible work some of their graduates were doing in our e-discovery division, TransPerfect Legal Solutions, I encouraged him to build a full program. The results of partnership have been overwhelmingly positive—we even have managers learning sign language—and we are excited to increase our commitment to providing career opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals."
TransPerfect Co-CEO Liz Elting remarked, "At TransPerfect, we’ve always been vocal about our belief that our employees and their unique mix of backgrounds, experiences, and skills are the best part of our company. Our deaf and hard-of-hearing team members, in addition to being exceptionally skilled employees, are a daily source of inspiration to their colleagues and to other members of the Lexington program who share similar career and life goals. We’re so grateful to have them as part of our organization, and we intend to continue promoting diversity—one of our company’s core values—within TransPerfect at every available opportunity."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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With annual revenues of more than $400 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 85 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170 languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.
Published: Friday, November 17, 2017
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