Zvijezda awarded the "Employer of the Year of Persons with Disabilities"
Dec 08, 2009
Yesterday in Zagreb, for the third year in a row, the awards for Employer of the Year of Persons with Disabilities were held. The contest was held by the Fund for the Professional Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons. It was organized by the web portalMojPosao and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This award is awarded to employers who employ disabled persons and include them into a working environment, thus promoting respect for difference in the work place. This year, the Employer of the Year of Persons with Disabilities award was given to Zvijezda d.d. Zvijezda d.d. has been systematically employing disabled persons since 2006 and currently has 23 employed persons with disabilities. Seventeen employees have a fixed job, while six are employed through the Inkluzija association. When accepting the award, Mr. Igor Kodžoman, Director of Zvijezda d.d., said: "Employing persons with disabilities helps them to integrate into the community and develops their feeling of belonging. The right to employment is much more than a job position because it brings back self-confidence to persons with disabilities and opens up new opportunities for improving their lives."