A workforce that empowers everyone is good for job seekers as well as job creators.

Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates all about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

Read this week’s featured individuals and why they feel an inclusive and integrated environment empowers all!



David: Production Assembler

Companies are often concerned about how much it costs to make an accommodation, with my experience it’s little to nothing. I feel empowered working at MDI because it’s helped me to regain strength in my hand and arm that was affected by a stroke.  My job makes me feel like I am contributing back to society.







Vicki: Conversion Supervisor

It’s important for companies to have an inclusive environment because that is how you find talent and skill. I like what I do because it is something different and keeps me busy…I like to move! I’ve never worked at a place like this before. People have pride in their work and are very proud doing what they do.





Linda: Print Lead

Having a job gives people confidence in their ability to have their own income. It allows people with disabilities to show what they can do and brings more awareness to the value that everyone brings.





Tandy: Hand Assembler

I started as a temp employee, but after about a year and a half, I’ve became a MDI employee. I like working here because my coworkers are all very friendly and respectful and it makes me feel great to have a good job to come to. Everyone should be able to choose where they want to work and my coworkers do a great job!




Angela: Hand Assembler

An inclusive workforce provides safety, security and confidence to do the job. It empowers employees and enables a person to be productive. My job at MDI instills value, worth and drive that people may not have in other areas.




Mark: BW Tech

Respect and encouragement are important! Having a job makes people feel confident in reaching their fullest potentials. You can’t look at it as they (person with disabilities) can’t do it, but rather what everyone can do.







Brenda: Hand Assembler

People with disabilities work and want to work and they do just as hard if not harder that most people! I just recently started at MDI and also work at the Hibbing Daily Tribune. I look forward to learning new skills and tasks, because a lot of people/companies feel people with disabilities can’t or won’t work is untrue.