For Immediate Release

Verizon awards Easterseals $10,000 in funding for workforce development program

June 1, 2022 (Cincinnati, OH)—Easterseals serving Greater Cincinnati has been awarded $10,000 from Verizon to further people in our community along their path to employment.

Verizon’s investment gives individuals who come to Easterseals the opportunity to achieve their career dreams by earning credentials in industries such as manufacturing, production, logistics or transportation. These credentials can lead to high-paying employment in in-demand careers, so participants can achieve self-sufficiency for themselves and their families. Many participants, be they a veteran, a person with a disability or a young adult facing economic disadvantages, can learn skilled trades while earning a living at Easterseals’ social enterprise The Production & Fulfillment Center.

“We’re so grateful for this partnership with Verizon,” says Pam Green, President & CEO of Easterseals serving Greater Cincinnati. “The people we serve don’t have to choose between education and the workforce, because Easterseals and our partners open the door to opportunity, employment and purpose in one place.”

“As part of Citizen Verizon, the company’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement, Verizon has an ambitious goal to prepare 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030,” says Jessica Cohen, Director of Community Engagement at Verizon. “We are thrilled to support Easterseals’ important work in Greater Cincinnati to support underserved members of the community find their place in the workforce.” Learn more about Easterseals’ commitment to holistic support and free certification training at

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