Marlee Fejes of Common Grounds
October is National Employment for People with Disabilities Month which raises awareness about employment issues and the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. National data provided by American Society of Safety Engineers shows that people with developmental disabilities have a 48% lower turnover rate, 67% lower medical costs, and ask for 73% less time off from their positions. This data also shows that 50% would like to work at a community job. In celebration of October’s label locally, the Ottawa County Board of DD would like to spotlight two employees at Common Grounds Café and Catering, Marlee Fejes and Mac Gilleland.