PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Nothing Bundt Cakes, a Kenosha County business started less than a year ago, has been awarded an Exemplary Employer Award for exhibiting a strong commitment to recruiting and hiring job seekers with disabilities.
State Department of Workforce Development Assistant Secretary Danielle Williams presented the award Wednesday morning to owner Kim Racine and staff in recognition of the their commitment to hiring people with disabilities.
Established last December in the Prairie Ridge Commons shopping plaza, Williams said Nothing Bundt Cakes, 9740 75th St., has become committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful employment.
The business, according to Williams, is one of a growing number in the state that has become actively involved and is being recognized for their employment mission. Racine said she currently has 19 full-time and part time employees, two of whom have come through local DWD Division of Vocational Rehabilitation services.
A former teacher, Racine said she has worked with children with special needs during her years in education.
“It’s my passion to be able to help, recruit and hire people with disabilities,” she explained.
She noted that the state agency introduced her to the program in January, just weeks after she started her business, and said it’s been a pleasant experience because she has been able to develop a “good reliable” staff.
With October being celebrated as Disability Employment Awareness Month, state DWD and DVR officials are going throughout the state awarding companies that have made a commitment to hiring people with disabilities.
Gov. Tony Evers is encouraging businesses to provide opportunities for the skilled, dedicated and capable workforce.