FELLIPE JOHNSON HONORED AS OUTSTANDING PERFORMER

 

   

The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence

 

      The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence


October 25, 2021

In honor of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org), announced that Fellipe “Flip” Johnson of Watertown was awarded the distinction of “William B. Joslin Outstanding Performer,” from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID.) 
 
Johnson works on NYSID Preferred Source contracts as a production worker with The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence at the Production Unlimited program. In his 20 years of employment on NYSID contracts, Flip has worked on a variety of assignments including creating binders, folders, and envelopes. He previously worked on custodial and cafeteria jobs.
 
“My paycheck helps me to pay for where I live and buy my own things,” stated Johnson. “I have been able to go on trips and to car races. My dream job is to become the top boss; maybe where I work now.”
 
NYSID is a not-for-profit organization with 45 years of experience meeting the purchasing needs of government agencies while advancing employment for New Yorkers with disabilities. NYSID empowers people with disabilities through approved Preferred Source job opportunities provided by their statewide membership.
 
“Flip is a dedicated, conscientious employee and a very hard worker,” said Lynn Pietroski, Chief Operating Officer of The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence. “He is willing to learn new jobs and is eager to enhance his skills so he can do his best every day!” 
 
This recognition comes in conjunction with October’s National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM), led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. NDEAM’s purpose is to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.
 
The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence offers employment services that include job training, coaching, job development, and benefits management. To learn more, visit www.thearcjslc.org or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Flip Johnson

Flip Johnson

 

Flip Johnson Working

About The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence:
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence seeks to be the premier provider of services for people with diverse needs through the continuum of life.