The biennial Enabling Employers Awards (EEA) has returned this year, with a record 111 winners, an increase of over 50 per cent from 2017. Organised by SG Enable, these national Awards recognise the collective effort of organisations and individuals who have demonstrated commitment towards hiring and integrating persons with disabilities in the workforce.
The top employer and individual awards were presented by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, to over 30 winners. More than 70 employers were also recognised for their inclusive hiring efforts and received certificates from Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State for Social and Family Development.
The Awards ceremony, now in its fifth edition, was held at The Pan Pacific Singapore.
Ms Ku Geok Boon, Chief Executive Officer, SG Enable, said: “We are heartened by how more employers, industry champions and co-workers in Singapore have come forward to hire and integrate persons with disabilities in the workplace. We would also like to celebrate the outstanding contributions of persons with disabilities in their fields of work, and in playing a pivotal role to catalyse a cultural change in organisations.”
National Library Board and Siloso Beach Resort win top accolades
The National Library Board and Siloso Beach Resort received the Leader Awards, the highest accolade of the Enabling Employers Awards. Each of them has engaged about 20 employees with disabilities and over 70 per cent of them have worked with these organisations for more than a year.
For the full list of award recipients, click here.