Austin Lighthouse Honored with NIB’s 2023 Employment Growth Award

Austin Lighthouse was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2023 Employment Growth Award.  The award recognizes Austin Lighthouse’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind.

“We are deeply honored to receive the 2023 Employment Growth Award from NIB. At Austin Lighthouse, we are dedicated to providing meaningful employment opportunities for blind Texans, and this award is a testament to our ongoing commitment to this mission.”

” said Jim Meehan, President and CEO.

This is the third recognition Austin Lighthouse has received in 2023. The nonprofit was also recognized as a U.S. Best in Class Employer by Gallagher for its exceptional performance in optimizing employee and organizational wellbeing. Additionally, Jim Meehan was named as one of Austin’s Top CEO/Site Leaders by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

“Austin Lighthouse is doing an outstanding job of creating rewarding career opportunities for people who are blind” said NIB President and CEO Kevin Lynch.  “This is a great example of the unlimited capabilities of people who are blind working specifically in Austin and across the country.