As Mitch, one of the founders of Blue Q, explains:
We work with the local branch of a state agency that helps us with details and support; we have two full-time AMAZING social workers who are in tune with each individual’s needs and skills. We’re very proud of the operation. We regularly go on all kinds of great field trips together–picking apples at the local orchard, learning how bread is made–and we have local artists bring projects into Blue Q, etc. So our work space is filled with color and creativity. Then there’s growing lettuce and pumpkins in our company garden!
It’s tons of fun, lots of great work gets done, and frankly an important segment of the community gets the hard-to-locate gainful employment they crave and need to have a sense of self esteem and accomplishment. The whole world’s the winner, and it’s the soul of Blue Q.
I’m so proud to be working with Blue Q and anxious to hear about more companies expanding their employment opportunities and consequently the quality of all their employees’ experiences. Win/Win.