Philip Baker, Post 281 American Legion Commander, would like to remind local businesses to keep disabled veterans in mind when they are needing new employees. “Small businesses are not immune from the need to follow best practices regarding the hiring and treatment of employees. One way business owners can improve hiring practices is to encourage the recruitment of people with disabilities as Fine Labs has done,” said Philip Baker, Post Commander of Arnold Hodge Post 281. “Hiring disabled workers, especially veterans, can offer a number of important financial, legal, public relations, and productivity advantages for a small business.”
As reported in this newspaper last week, Fine Labs President/CEO Scott Hurt and Human Resources Director Sara Hurt were honored with a certificate from Arnold Hodge American Legion Post 281 for employing a disabled veteran, Charles “Chuck” Carter. Chuck has been employed by Fine Labs since September 2006 and has an exemplary work record. Chuck is affectionately known by his friends as the “Tin Man” because his leather leg brace squeaks when he walks. Carter said, “I’m very pleased to have such a fine employer. They’ve been good to me.
Baker went on to state, “All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Many service members made sacrifices to protect the democratic values that we in the United States hold sacred. Employers, express your appreciation and consider a veteran when hiring for your next position.”