Businesses Honored for Hiring Disabled

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Florida's Vocational Rehabilitation Program is recognizing businesses that hire people with disabilities.

Ten Big Bend employers were recognized including FAMU, FSU, TCC, Publix, Wal-Mart and the Florida Department of Revenue, just to name a few.

Vocational Rehabilitation is a statewide program that assists people with disabilities with training, medical treatment and other services so they can land a job. It helped more than 10,000 Floridians find or keep their job last year.

Today some of the employers and employees were honored.

Jonathon White has been an employee of Publix for two years and says he's thankful for the opportunity.

Vocational Rehab is also debuting its new employer focused website. It allows businesses to search for employees who are ready to go to work, and they can also post available jobs.

Some of the top employers of the disabled in the state of Florida are Home Depot, Walt Disney World, Target, and Albertsons.