In case you needed a little reminder that hard work truly does pay off, Nick here can do that for you.
According to BuzzFeed, Nick, who has disabilities, trained for seven months with an online program called eTrac, so that he could be prepared to join the workforce.
He recently underwent two interviews with Walmart for a greeter job and was eager to get the position. The company finally got back to him and Nick’s mentor, Josh, was there to film the long-awaited exciting moment. There are lots of high-fives, ear-to-ear smiles and jumping for joy that you might want to get in on when you watch this clip.
It’s a pretty phenomenal accomplishment considering how challenging the job market is right now.
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities currently sits at 12.7 percent. That’s more than double the unemployment for people without disabilities, which is 5.8 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Hiring Nick also shows Walmart’s commitment to empowering people with disabilities, something it came under fire for failing to do recently.
Last November, the company fought the Supreme Court to avoid paying disability benefits, according to Mother Jones. It also was criticized on a local level in October when a store in Durango, Colorado, fired a greeter with disabilities for clocking in late, but then later offered to rehire him.
Walmart also showed its appreciation for the hard work people with disabilities contribute to the company when it profiled Patrick, who has physical and intellectual disabilities, in an ad back in March.
Patrick works for works for Little Tikes, a Walmart supplier, and has overcome a slew of challenges to get to the place where he is today, but he says nothing can stop him.
"My whole life people have been telling me I have a learning disability. I guess they’re right," Patrick says in the ad. "Because I never learned how to give up."
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