The City of Jacksonville Mayor’s Disability Council (MDC) has awarded Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront colleague Jimmy McGuire with the Community Employment Award for the second quarter of 2022. The quarterly award recognizes outstanding employees with disabilities for their work achievements in the Jacksonville community.
“We are very proud of Jimmy and this incredible accomplishment of being awarded the Mayor’s Disability Council’s Community Employment Award,” says Joe Hindsley, general manager of Hyatt Recency Jacksonville Riverfront. “Jimmy exudes enthusiasm, professionalism, and confidence every day and is as an invaluable asset to our Hyatt team. We are thrilled that his hard work and dedication is being recognized on a city-wide level.”
McGuire started his career with Hyatt in 2014 as part of the Hands-On at Hyatt, an inclusive workplace training program that is designed to foster independent living skills, and to increase confidence and self esteem. Through the two-week program, participants can work at the hotel to learn aspects of several departments ranging from culinary and guest services to receiving and engineering. He was hired following his graduation from the program and has been steadily promoted for the last eight years in the hotel’s culinary department, where he currently is a cook.
Hyatt’s purpose is to care for people so they can be their best and is dedicated to foster environments where all individuals feel welcome and that they belong. The company is regularly recognized among the nation’s top employers and was recently named 2022’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune.