TalentRise’s Senior Vice President Carl Kutsmode has been chosen to serve on PRIDE Industries’ Inclusive Talent Solutions (ITS) Advisory Group. This inaugural all-volunteer committee is responsible for developing new business opportunities with the goal of creating 100,000 jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Kutsmode was selected along with 18 other business leaders and corporate executives to participate in this group.
“As someone who is incredibly passionate about fostering a more inclusive and diverse workforce for all people, I couldn’t be more honored to be elected to this group of dynamic and innovative leaders,” said Kutsmode. “Initiatives such as this one are critical in fostering positive social impact in the labor market and within our local communities.”
Through recruitment, training, and on-the-job coaching programs, ITS strives to build more successful and sustainable workforces. The Advisory Group will provide strategic advice to ITS to connect individuals with disabilities and other underserved populations with employers. These efforts will be pivotal in removing barriers to employment and providing greater opportunities across the employment lifecycle.
“We are inspired and encouraged by these corporate executives’ passion, and their decision to help reduce the unemployment rate for people with disabilities,” said Dan Robin, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships (ITS) at PRIDE Industries. “These executives’ experience in leading change for global companies, combined with their commitment to helping businesses see the value of investing and prioritizing in this talent solution, are unprecedented.”