Local businesses receive awards for supporting employees with disabilities

Photo Courtesy of Essex County

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., fourth from left, congratulates the recipients of this year’s Employer Recognition Award, which highlights Essex County businesses that go above and beyond to hire employees with disabilities. The award is jointly sponsored by the Essex County and City of Newark Workforce Development Boards’ Disability Issues Committee and was presented Monday, Oct. 29, at the Mayfair Farms in West Orange. Receiving the awards are, from left, Daughters of Israel from West Orange, represented by Sharon Isaacs and Jennifer Lemonds; Legends Hospitality from Newark, represented by Robert LaPene; and Little Tykes Daycare from East Orange, represented by Toni Caldwell. With them is Freeholder Lebby Jones, right.