Tops Markets to be Honored by
NY State Education Department

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive an award from the New York State Education Department’s Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities for hiring persons with disabilities. This award is being given to Tops in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM.)

Tops Markets was selected as a local employer who has enabled persons with disabilities to become members of the local community workforce. Tops’ East Aurora store, located at 65 Gray Street was specifically selected to accept the award.

“Each of our associates has something unique to contribute to our team, regardless of any special needs one might have,” said Jack Barrett, Tops’ sr. vice president if human resources. “In hiring individuals with special needs we often find that they are hard-working, loyal, and dependable associates with an extremely strong work ethic. We are proud to accept this award on behalf of the 10,000 associates Tops employs.”

The awards will be presented at a special ceremony on Thursday, October 22 at the Verbena Restaurant in Williamsville, NY. Sponsors of the event are the Western New York Employment Consortium, the NYS Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, and the NYS Department of Labor.

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