For National Disability Employment Awareness Month, AHRC Nassau and ACCES-VR recognized Costco as an outstanding employer. AHRC is proud to share how Costco offered Jordan Seilback of AHRC’s Supported Employment Program opportunities to be successful.
Jordan has worked at Costco for over 22 years. Jordan started his career as a cart attendant. As Jordan showed interest in exploring new responsibilities, he was encouraged to apply for unpacking and bagging customers’ items. As soon as a position became available, Jordan was promoted.
This would not have been possible without Costco’s engaged management team, which embrace job coaches and support staff. Costco created a workplace, where team members are encouraged to be proactive and take the next steps in their career.
As a result of the pandemic, Jordan’s responsibilities have grown: limiting the number of people in the store, keeping the members patient, ensuring the carts are disinfected, keeping all refrigerator and freezer surfaces sanitized, checking customer receipts on the way out and always thanking them as they leave.
Jordan has done all this, while remembering to social distance, adjusting to wearing gloves and mask as well as keeping a friendly smile on his face.