All in a Day’s Work: 17 Cool Companies

 

Style Media Group – Though our region boasts a bevy of businesses, certain places rise above the rest. From work perks that go beyond Casual Friday to others that have been on the block for over 100 years, the following companies are cutting-edge and seriously cool. In no particular order…

 

CULTURE IS KING:

PRIDE Industries

10030 Foothills Boulevard, Roseville
916-788-2100, prideindustries.com

Employees: 5,600+

PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise that helps people with disabilities overcome employment obstacles and empowers them to lead productive, independent lives as contributing members of society through a wide spectrum of services. The company serves small businesses and Fortune 100 corporations through business capabilities like supply chain management and kitting, custodial and environmental services, integrated facilities management, fulfillment and distribution services, and electronics manufacturing services. Additionally, more than 3,300 of their approximately 5,600 employees have a disability.

 

Humble beginnings: PRIDE was founded in 1966 in the basement of a church in Auburn with a mission to create jobs for people with disabilities. Currently, it’s the largest provider of employment services for individuals with disabilities in the state of California.—LM