From Mexico to Lansing: Perseverance Translates Into An Exciting Career Start

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time where we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic Americans to our nation and society. Peckham’s Contact Center Solutions line of business employs almost 200 Hispanic or Latino team members, with some locations, such as Phoenix, having as much as 34% of…

Success Is No Accident – A Veteran Finds A New Path Forward

Nearly a third (29.6%, 3.5 million) of the 12 million veterans ages 21-64 in the U.S. report having a disability. The vast majority of those disabilities are service-connected. Among Peckham’s five lines of business, Supply Chain employs the highest percentage of veterans – 7% of team members and 42% of staff have served in the…

Team Member Uses Peckham as a Stepping Stone to a Career Helping Others

Virginia Besant has a penchant for quality and a commitment to helping others navigate the difficult path of substance abuse recovery. After completing college, Virginia developed a dependence on painkillers that led to a more prevalent substance use disorder. She says she spent years “not doing anything productive,” ultimately spending time in jail and a…

“I’m Here. And I’m Working”

Matthew White has been successfully working at Peckham for almost 10 years. He and his service dog Zeb take public transportation to one of Peckham’s several warehousing locations in Lansing every day. His role as a materials handler requires him to securely wrap pallets using a shrink-wrap machine and to ensure the roll doesn’t disengage…

Capitalizing on Abilities Gives People With Developmental Disabilities A Chance to Succeed

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Tim Hyatt is one of the more of 180,000 people in Michigan who have a developmental disability. Tim works at Peckham’s Environmental Services line of business, a division in which almost 34% of the workforce has a developmental disability. Tim had a number of jobs prior to joining Peckham….

Battle Creek Team Member’s Upward Mobility Story at Peckham Highlights AbilityOne Benefits

Donald Tate is a Customer Support Specialist for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Customer Interaction Center. In his role for DLA, Donald provides support to military personnel, government agencies, and Department of Defense vendors as they navigate the complex systems involved in maintaining U.S. defense operations across the globe. Donald provides support for tough questions,…

CHARLOTTE STAFF HELPS TEAM MEMBER WITH ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Below is an excerpt from Chris Kirk, Administrative Support Specialist at Peckham Charlotte. Chris shares his appreciation to the team for providing assistive technology, which enabled him to be more efficient in his role. My name is Chris, and I am an administrative assistant at the Peckham Charlotte location. I was born with a disability in short…

AbilityOne Program

The AbilityOne Program uses the purchasing power of the federal government to buy products and services from participating, community-based non-profits agencies, such as Peckham, who are dedicated to training and employing individuals who are blind or have significant disabilities. The program is administered by the U.S AbilityOne Commission, with assistance from National Industries for the…