Fresh Abilities employees to have new opportunities through Clark State partnership

From The Hub Springfield By Darci Jordan   Beginning this month, The Abilities Connection (TAC) will partner with Clark State College to launch a classroom portion of training for Fresh Abilities employees. TAC is an organization in Springfield that empowers people with disabilities and other barriers to reach their full potential through meaningful employment, training,…

Sen. Sherrod Brown visits Springfield, discusses plan to update Supplemental Security Income

From the Springfield News-Sun By Lauren Mixon SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Senator Sherrod Brown visited The Abilities Connection (TAC), manufacturing plant in Springfield, on Friday to discuss his efforts to improve and reform Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Workers at the plant, many of whom have been diagnosed with developmental disabilities, manufacture cargo nets for the…

Sen. Brown visits Springfield nonprofit that focuses on job training for those with disabilities

https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/sen-brown-visits-springfield-nonprofit-that-focuses-on-job-training-for-those-with-disabilities/XMTDOLKYJJAYDDIHU5G7GAU6BA/   By Hasan Karim, (Follow Hasan on Twitter)   Tour of TAC Industries ties into proposed legislation introduced in Congress.   U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, paid a visit on Friday to TAC Industries, known as The Abilities Connection, where he toured the facility and talked about legislation that aims to help people with…

Forbes: Worker Shortage Crisis Is Focus Of New Campaign By U.S. Chamber

https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsegal/2021/06/01/us-chamber-launches-campaign-to-address-worker-shortage-crisis/?sh=2c769f1d76b1&fbclid=IwAR3oqbTun984pbG2b1xCw5K-2WL3aWINPyHnNyiP2ix9JiM48UNpykozDYs By Edward Segal   Saying that, “The worker shortage is real—and it’s getting worse by the day,” the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and their Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced the launch of America Works, a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize industry and government to immediately address the deepening worker shortage crisis in the U.S.   A shortage of workers…

Fresh Abilities celebrates 1 year since opening during pandemic

https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/fresh-abilities-celebrates-1-year-since-opening-during-pandemic/Q32SUYIPCFDVLI5G6ZCYE2WH3M/?fbclid=IwAR1fN617b1P17Fn3vNQGCsWdA1Gd6IAp7yNlSP6_rAvUGjU5OWrj2JTLk1Q   By Tia Clyburn   Fresh Abilities, one of the restaurants located inside COHatch Springfield, is celebrating its one-year anniversary.   The restaurant on Saturday is having a special to celebrate its success with customers. A free Schuler’s cupcake will come with the purchase of a salad or an acai bowl order during regular hours.…

Nonprofit helps Springfield man achieve employment goals

https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/lifestyles/nonprofit-helps-springfield-man-achieve-employment-goals/GC24RK42P5C3VAKCLE24EF5NFQ/ By Beth Anspach, Contributing Writer   According to the World Health Organization, people with disabilities are often left behind among their peers. They tend to have lower education achievements and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities.   In Springfield, an organization devoted to helping people with disabilities achieve their full potential, has been…

NBC Coverage

  This story on how The Abilities Connection is creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities aired on nearly 100 NBC syndicate stations across the nation! The story of our amazing TAC team is reaching people far & wide. TAC is grateful to be able to help connect those with disabilities to meaningful employment opportunities.…