Cottonwood Inc. has awarded its annual JobLink Outstanding Community Employer Award to The Oread and The Eldridge Hotels.
For the last 10 years, The Olivia Collection, which is the hotels’ holding company, has employed Cottonwood Inc.’s clients. Three individuals currently serve various roles at the hotels.
“These three staff members make sure the little details of cleanliness and comfort are tended to. It’s great to have our staff visit and interact with them. I just wanted to make their life more meaningful. It’s just something I’m very passionate about,” said Nancy Longhurst, General Manager of The Oread and Eldridge.
There are 144 local businesses and organizations that partner with Cottonwood to provide employment to individuals with disabilities. Cottonwood Inc. is the city’s largest organization serving individuals with disabilities. The hotel properties were honored with the award in late September.
“I think the most important qualities JobLink looks for its host partners are great communication, people who will really provide natural support – a place where our job seeker will be surrounded by people who are wanting them to be successful,” said Keri Rodriquez, Business account Manager of Cottonwood’s JobLink.