News from FedcapAward Shows Power Of Corporate-Social Commitment
ACCSES New Jersey today bestowed its Private Enterprise Award on Ocean Janitorial Supply Inc., a longtime Fedcap partner in business and in advancing the employment outcomes of people with disabilities and other barriers.
Ocean Janitorial President Chris Portera accepted the award at ACCSES New Jersey’s Membership Meeting in East Windsor, NJ. The organization periodically bestows this award to a business that plays an instrumental role in providing training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
ACCSES New Jersey is an association of corporations that, for more than 40 years, has served as New Jersey’s leading solution source for training and employing people with disabilities and others who may have difficulty entering or remaining in the workforce. Fedcap is proud to have been awarded several ACCSES New Jersey contracts to provide essential maintenance services at sites such as the New Jersey State House and Riverview Plaza.
Fedcap Facilities Management currently has under contract more than 18 million square feet at 67 locations in New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC, providing employment for 740 people with disabilities. Ocean Janitorial is the main supplier of Fedcap’s janitorial products, and a major supporter and partner in advancing Fedcap’s mission to create opportunities for people with barriers to move toward economic independence as valued and contributing members of society. For example, Ocean Janitorial recently helped set up and administer start-up training for two large groups of Fedcap workers hired to execute two high-profile ACCSES New Jersey contracts.
“Ocean Janitorial is humbled by this award,” said Portera, “and I feel we have some of the most caring employees in the world. Whatever we can do to help, we are there. I am fortunate to be backed by everyone in my organization. I am proud of them.”
“Fedcap’s partnership with Chris Portera and Ocean Janitorial dates back over 10 years, and their commitment to Fedcap’s mission is unparalleled,” said Christine McMahon, Fedcap President and CEO. “As Chris has learned increasingly more about Fedcap’s mission, his commitment to help advance employment outcomes for people with disabilities has grown and deepened. He was an active member of Fedcap’s Business Advisory Council, and continues to be an active member of our Board Development Committee.”
“This is exactly the kind of partnership that can truly improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities,” said Nils Richardson, ACCSES New Jersey President and CEO. “We’ve been the proud voice of people with disabilities in New Jersey for over 40 years, and we’re very selective about the people and organizations we choose to honor. Chris Portera and Ocean Janitorial, and Dick Lowe, our Life Time Service Award recipient, are excellent illustrations of what can be achieved when parties from all sectors work together.