North-Eastern New Brunswick businesses recognized for advancing and hiring persons with disabilities

Three North-Eastern New Brunswick businesses were recognized Monday for playing a significant role in advancing the hiring of persons with disabilities.

Bonichoix Restigouche/Chaleur, Pizza Delight Shippagan, and the Portage Restaurant in Miramichi received the Leaders of Inclusion award from the New Brunswick Employer Support Services and Employment Assistance Services Network.

NBESS manager Christin Lanteigne says these employers understand that when recruiting and hiring practices are inclusive, their business benefits from increased innovation, increased productivity, profitability, reduced recruitment costs and the ability to retain talent

Six New Brunswick businesses in all were presented with the awards.