The National Labor Relations Board announced today that it is partnering with the nonprofit organization Melwood to provide on-the-job training and federal office work experience for persons of differing abilities.
As one of the area’s leading nonprofit employers and advocates in the DC region, Melwood provides job training, employment, and recreational services to thousands of people of differing abilities each year. Melwood proudly supports and facilitates the employment goals of its participants who want to work in either the public or private sector through customized training and support partnership programs, such as the program being announced today. The NLRB supports equal access to full employment, including for persons of differing abilities and persons with targeted disabilities, as specified under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
“We look forward to our partnership with Melwood. As we continue to create a more inclusive workforce, we welcome participants in the program to the Agency.” said NLRB Chairman John Ring.
NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb stated, “The agency looks forward to welcoming these individuals and I know they will gain valuable experience working alongside the staff here at the NLRB.”
Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees and employers from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.