The Story of Mike Stargratt: Employees with a disability working in every Wendy’s restaurant

“Inclusive hires demonstrate a zero per cent turnover”

We’ve always been willing to hire anyone who wants to work. There are employees with some form of disability in every one of our restaurants. We believe in giving everyone an opportunity. Callie is one of the company’s most recent hires. As a customer service ambassador, she greets customers, does patron surveys, cleans trays and helps customers with their drink and food orders.

We have a zero percent turnover rate with our employees with disabilities. For me, this is a key benefit to hiring individuals with an intellectual disability. From assistance with the hiring process to support with on-site training, RWA helped the business along every step of the way. Overall, it’s no different than hiring any other employee. You have to put the right person with the right job and RWA provides the help and guidance that you need.

Learn more about how Canada’s Ready, Willing and Able Initiative is enhancing the access to the open labour market for persons with intellectual disabilities and with autism spectrum disorders.