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REES Workplace of the Month

Costco Wholesale McGillivray, is the REES Workplace of the month.

 

CostcoAccording to Wikipedia: “Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. As of 2014, it was the third largest retailer in the United States, in 2015 it is the second largest in the world and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States.”

Its support of charities in the communities in which it operates, focuses primarily on children and families, especially where health is a concern.
It is no surprise then that last month one of our REES participants was hired by Costco. She had very much wanted to work for this employer as she had heard nothing but positive feedback about the treatment of their employees. This was especially important to this participant, as at her previous job, she was not even allowed to take any breaks in order to accommodate her diabetes.  As a cashier’s assistant at the Kenaston store, she was immediately given duties that included packing groceries, returning product to shelves, light cleaning and interacting with Costco Members. Because she was also trained as a cashier immediately upon hire, she was given the opportunity to fill in for co-workers on breaks etc. During this time she was compensated at the cashier wage which is totally fair. Having breaks every 2 hours is mandatory at Costco which keeps their employees healthy and productive.  

Costco shares its mission statement freely:

“Costco is a diverse workforce and our mission is to create an environment of inclusion. It's who we are.”

It’s not surprising then to hear that our participant’s very first words, after starting her job were:

“I totally love working at Costco!"

Thank you Costco for providing a respectful workplace and employment for another person with a disability.

-Paula Harris
REES Hiring Incentive Project Coordinator

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