COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Interactive Network (Pearl) was one of four organizations to receive an award in the Outstanding Diverse Organization category for Columbus Business First's inaugural Diversity in Business Awards.
The award is given to local organizations and business leaders in a variety of industries who have taken the lead to demonstrate excellence in promoting diversity in the workplace, especially in hiring practices. Pearl has a social mission of providing jobs for a diverse niche workforce of skilled and talented veterans, disabled veterans, military spouses, people with disabilities, and people living in geographically-challenged areas.
"We are honored to be recognized as an outstanding diverse organization," said Merry Korn, president/CEO of Pearl. "This award fits in with our mission of providing jobs and career pathways for people with employment challenges."
"Columbus Business First's inaugural Diversity in Business Awards was inspired by similarly fashioned coverage by several of our sister publications across the country," stated Nick Fortine, president and publisher of Columbus Business First. "We felt the time was right to launch a Business First event recognizing the pace-setters – those that are making a real difference in the Central Ohio business community in the area of diversity and inclusion."
The other recipients in the Outstanding Diverse Organizations category include Diversified Systems Inc., Diversity Search Group, and Marketing and Engineering Solutions Inc.
The awards were presented at a ceremony on August 17 at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio.
About Pearl Interactive, Inc.
Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. is a for-profit social enterprise that delivers contact center staffing, sourcing, 508 services, and apprenticeship services – accessing as priority a niche workforce of disabled veterans, veterans, military spouses, people with disabilities, and people living in geographically-challenged areas. With 500 employees during peak hiring periods located in 26 states, Pearl continues to grow in the corporate and federal markets. For more information, visit Pinsourcing.com.
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