Lowe’s honored for hiring practices

The National Organization on Disabilities (NOD) has named Lowe’s as one of its “Fine Nine” companies that make hiring employees with disabilities a corporate priority.

The home improvement retailer utilizes both the NOD and the public vocational rehabilitation network to build awareness of the company's job opportunities for people with disabilities, according to the announcement. "We draw on the strength of collaboration, bringing together many unique individuals in the workplace and the community to better meet the needs of our employees and our customers," said Steve Szilagyi, SVP distribution at Lowe's.

The other companies named among the “Fine Nine” are Sam’s Club, JB Hunt, Tyson Foods, Aetna, Toys ‘R’ Us, Saint Barnabus Health Care System, Sodexo and ADP.