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Burlington Coat Factory in Peabody, one of CE Salem's Employment partners, was selected to receive the 2016 Distinguished Employer of the Year award from the Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, Inc. (ILCNSCA) in Salem. The Distinguished Employer of the Year Award is given annually to an employer who has done the most to promote independent living ideals through the employment of a cross-disability population on the North Shore and Cape Ann. Awardees must employ and actively recruit individuals with all types of disabilities. Sharman Cohen was presented the award, on behalf of Burlington Coat Factory at the annual Legislative Breakfast which was held on Friday May 6, 2016 at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina.
Burlington Coat Factory was nominated to receive this award by Brad Harriman from Community Enterprises in Salem. Burlington Coat Factory has placed 6 participants to date from the Salem office.