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Home Depot greeter activity viral with positivity
Carly Flynn Morgan , WKYC 11:45 PM. CDT August 16, 2017
Courtesy Facebook: StJames Singleton
CLEVELAND - One man has a contempo job fair to acknowledge for his new position at a nation-wide retailer. Now, he’s accepting absorption on amusing media for his specialty -- allowance others see the possible.
Lionel Smith is the the newest greeter at the Home Depot on Berea Road. His positivity is contagious.
James Singleton was so confused talking with Smith that he recorded an account with him on Facebook LIVE.
“You gotta break positive, gotta be uplifting. You can’t be all doom and gloom, man, you gotta break positive,” Smith says in the video.
The bulletin agency added advancing from Smith, who’s been in a wheelchair his absolute life.
“How continued you been in that chair, brother?” asks Singleton.
“All my activity and I’m 38,” answers Smith in the video.
Since August 8, the Facebook video has been beheld added than 300,000 times and shares about 6,500 times.
It's estimated that added than 1,000 bodies with disabilities in Cuyahoga County are actively gluttonous employment.
Smith abounding a job fair hosted by the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, aback in March. Eighteen administration interviewed 80 applicants with appropriate needs.
"They adulation to appear to work. They're there every day. They break in jobs a lot best than bodies afterwards disabilities. So for businesses attractive for candidates and applicants, the individuals that we abutment are abundant fits for them," said Jared Daly with the CCBDD.
Home Depot is seeing that aboriginal duke afterwards hiring Smith from that job fair.
“I’m active proof. They told me I wasn’t gonna walk, I wasn’t gonna talk, I wasn’t gonna accomplish it. That was 38 years ago,” Smith says in the video.
He's not aloof authoritative it, but advancing and he wants his employer to, as well.
“Everybody appear to Home Depot, absorb your money. Tell them Lionel fabricated you feel acceptable and again I get a raise!” he laughed.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities holds job fairs quarterly. Other bounded companies like Planet Fitness and Hyland Software participate, as well.
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