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Local Employers Honored for Going the Extra Mile to Hire People with Disabilities

Four local businesses and one advocate empowering individuals with disabilities were honored with Golden Key Awards presented by the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and the Department of Workforce Services, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation on October 24 at the Governor’s Mansion.

“These employers and leaders have had a great impact on the people they serve in their communities,” said Leah Lobato, director of the Utah Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. “Their dedication to go the extra mile in serving those with disabilities and veterans is inspiring and admirable."

The recipients of the 43rd annual Golden Key Awards were Liquid Nutra Group, CNA Training Center, Utah Transit Authority, GE Healthcare and Sidney Smith. The award recipients were nominated by their peers for their outstanding contributions that promote employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, including veterans. Lt. Governor Spencer Cox kicked off the event with his remarks about supporting others with disabilities.