Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Monday was recognized as an Employer of the Year by the Delaware State Rehabilitation Council and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation for the company’s efforts in hiring people with disabilities. The mission of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is to provide opportunities and resources to individuals with disabilities that enable them to achieve independence through employment.
The award was accepted by Janie Libby, vice president of Human Resources, and Pete Bradley, vice president and general manager of Casino Operations, at the awards luncheon held Dec. 9 at the property. “We have found that the employment of individuals with disabilities has been a win/win,” said Libby. “We have gained highly productive, reliable employees.”
“We are proud to partner with DVR and Autism Delaware’s POW&R program to provide employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities,” said Bradley. The POW&R program, funded by DVR, the Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities and Autism Delaware, is a unique, community-based program with full-time staff members dedicated to helping adults with autism spectrum disorders find and be successful at employment, volunteer activities and recreation.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is also a member of the Delaware Business Leadership Network, an employer-led nonprofit that uses a B2B model offering education, training programs and resources to change attitudes and address concerns of businesses so they learn how to proactively include people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supplier diversity.
Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment Inc., Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. For more information go to www.doverdowns.com.