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You might remember that I had the chance to go to the OKU job fair this time last year. I’m happy to report that the three OKU employees we hired have managed to integrate perfectly into the working world, taking to their new roles with enthusiasm.

C orporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has shaped how we conduct business and participate in the communities in which we live and work. In order for a business to enjoy long-term success – not only in terms of profit, but in terms of societal impact – it must seek to make a positive difference while serving the needs of the community.

I really appreciate JCI’s efforts in giving the disabled members of our community an avenue to seek employment. It seems to be a sad trend that the disabled community is often overlooked or bypassed during hiring. I hope that the OKU job fair will successfully help to change this mind-set and disprove the belief that the disabled are incapable of holding jobs.


After all, even though they may be unable to perform certain tasks, they are perfectly capable of doing other things they set their minds to.

Our own OKU employees were appointed to the positions of data entry clerk, production worker in the sorting/dismantling section and lorry driver. It has been a year now, and having experienced first-hand what it is like to work with them, I am more than happy with their performance and am looking forward to adding to our team.

Everybody is capable of doing so much for their community, they just need to be given a chance. To that end, we successfully hired another OKU employee this month, and I have high hopes that we will be able to continue to support and offer further opportunities to disabled people in the future.