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      Providing work opportunities for people with disabilities

      A local non-profit is looking to hire at least a half dozen people with disabilities.

      The Sheltered Workshop, known as Macon Diversified in Macon County, is looking for individuals to work in all departments, especially hand-assembly production and recycle paper sorting. However, they're looking for individuals that pay special attention to detail and have fair hand motor skills.

      "Right now in our production unit, we are hiring primarily there, but every employee counts," said production supervisor Dede Spidle. "So we want to make sure we offer those services to people with disabilities so they can take some pride in their lives and be working, independent people."

      Spidle says they concentrate on any type of disability whether it's learning, mental or physical, and they provide a sheltered environment.

      If you have a disability or know someone that does, all you have to do is go to the Sheltered Workshop and set up a meeting.

      The facility's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or give them a call at 660-385-3111.