H-E-B was recently recognized as a top employer in Texas for its commitment to support and hire people with disabilities.
H-E-B was honored with the Lex Frieden Employment Award, a recognition that celebrates employers in Texas who have fostered a diverse, accessible, and innovative workplace for people with disabilities. Since 1979, the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities, an extension of the Office of the Texas Governor, has given the award to recognize businesses and nonprofits in the Lone Star State. H-E-B received the honor for Large Employer.
In its recognition of H-E-B, the committee state that the San Antonio-based retailer “believes in investing in people – all people.” For its efforts, the committee highlighted H-E-B’s Bridges program, which the company launched to better understand, support, and recruit new employees with disabilities to H-E-B. Read more about the H-E-B Bridges program here.
“At H-E-B, our culture is rooted in inclusion, where each and every person counts. The H-E-B Bridges program proactively, purposefully, and intentionally recruits Texans with disabilities. At H-E-B, we look for the best of the best and there are talented Texans who just so happen to identify as having a disability – we call them Partners,” an H-E-B representative said upon receiving the award.
The awards are given out each year during October, which is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Lex Frieden award categories also include medium, and small employers, as well as non-profit employers, the Entrepreneurship Award, Martha Arbuckle Award and the Governor’s Trophy.
H-E-B stores in Austin and Midland have received the award in previous years, according to the office’s website.