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Hanson Bridgett LLP Recognized for Leadership in Employing People with Developmental Disabilities

March 1, 2016 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) — Hanson Bridgett LLP announced today that [it] is the recipient of a 2016 WorkLife Award from The Arc San Francisco, an initiative that celebrates the work and life achievements of people with developmental disabilities and the San Francisco businesses that employ them. This year, the firm was recognized as the 2016 Employer of the Year. Hanson Bridgett currently employs six Arc clients and has partnered with the organization since 1989.

The awards were created by The Arc to showcase the contributions of people with developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other disabilities, as well as a forum to highlight the businesses who champion their success.

Clients of The Arc work in positions that vary from full-time to part-time and include office and facility services, data entry, tech support, customer service, education, hospitality and retail. The Arc is experienced at matching qualified candidates to the needs of employers. The agency provides job coaches, at no cost to business, who work with employees to ensure they meet employer expectations.

"The organizations who employ our clients understand that people with developmental disabilities make terrific employees,” said Dr. Glenn Motola, CEO of The Arc San Francisco. “I congratulate the businesses and individuals who are receiving The Arc’s 2016 WorkLife awards for bringing a new diversity and talent pool to the workplace. They know that clients of The Arc are dedicated workers fulfilling vital roles every day. They support our clients in becoming taxpayers and fully contributing adults who are vital members of our community.”

About The Arc San Francisco

The Arc San Francisco is a lifelong learning and achievement center for over 750 individuals with developmental disabilities in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties. For over 60 years, The Arc has been widely recognized for its innovation in education and career programs as well as independent living services, health advocacy and a broad range of arts and recreation opportunities. The Arc supports individuals with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities to meet the challenges of adulthood while achieving personal goals and lifelong success. Our affiliations with over 100 business, education and health partners enable us to provide successful internships and employment opportunities while offering a more diverse, enriching life experience for those we serve. For more information visit www.thearcsf.org.

The Arc San Francisco Employment Programs

The Arc San Francisco provides specialized employment services that support the success of individuals with developmental disabilities in today’s competitive job market. Working collaboratively with clients, The Arc’s experienced team matches qualified, motivated job candidates to part- and full-time positions in office and facility services, data entry, tech support, customer service, education, hospitality and retail, ensuring success through ongoing job coaching and career skills development. The Arc provides internship support and job coaching at no cost to employers.

2016 WorkLife Awards Sponsors

Event Sponsors for 2016 include Presenting Sponsors Union Bank Foundation and ECHO Technology Solutions. Additional sponsors include AT&T, Marin Software, Pillsbury, DocuSign, Ernst & Young, Fenwick A& West, Osterweis Capital Management, Wells Fargo, Safeway, Deloitte, Hanson Bridgett, PG&E, Salesforce.com, Zendesk, Kixeye, Morrison & Foerster, Burr Pilger Mayer, DH Insurance, Bright Horizons, California Academy of Sciences, State Street, Intuit, Venables Bell & Partners, the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Toyota. Media Sponsor: San Francisco Business Times

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, and the East Bay. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public retirement systems and public agencies in California. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at www.hansonbridgett.com.

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Michelle Klopp
Chief Marketing Officer
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105