Kat Cunningham, Moresource nationally recognized for local contributions in inclusive employment
The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) held its 27th Annual Conference in Cincinnati: Soaring to Employment First on June 22. There, organizations, employers, and individuals were honored for their single-handed and collective contributions to Employment First. This year, Moresource President Kat Cunningham, a local pioneer in Columbia’s business community, was recognized with the Small Employer Award. Cunningham is also a member of Show-Me-Careers-Columbia (SMC-Columbia), a pilot consortium for a grant-funded initiative aimed at improving outcomes for transition-aged students; Columbia Employment Consortium, a group that offers a training series on inclusive hiring practices and publishes a website for employers that provides resources for hiring people with disabilities (www.adaintheworkplace.org); and Columbia Transition Team (CTT), a group that plans and implements actions for youth in an effort to improve transition outcomes and employment.
“We at Moresource know the labor shortage employers will be faced with in the future. Bridging business to a differently-abled workforce is a major priority. To receive National Recognition at the APSE conference in Cincinnati only reinforces our mission!” Cunningham says.
APSE is on organization whose mission is to advance employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities through advocacy and education. ACT has been an organizational member for several years.
Moresource, Inc. founded in Columbia, MO in 1994 by Kat Cunningham, provides insurance, human resource services, payroll, bookkeeping, IT, time and attendance services and more for small to medium sized business across the state and nationally.