Giant Eagle has a long history of hiring and training workers with disabilities. For decades, the O’Hara-based supermarket chain has counted among its employees people who are deaf, blind or have other physical or mental challenges.
So the company was an ideal place to pilot a recently launched initiative with United Way of Allegheny County that will tap high school students with disabilities for jobs, and provide coaching to help them transition from school to the workforce.
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