Rockland-based Tedeschi Food Shops has been named an Employer of the Year by Best Buddies of Massachusetts, a nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities. Greg Donoghue, vice president of operations for Tedeschi, said the company has been committed to employing people with developmental disabilities for several years and has hired eight employees through Best Buddies. The employees “win because our stores offer a structure that’s a good match for them,’’ Donoghue said. “The team in that store wins because they rally around those folks and it creates a great aura.” He added, “If someone’s really good at organization skills, we can make the schedule work for them, so they can price and stock a new grocery order. If someone’s super gregarious, we can schedule them to work during periods of high customer traffic or on a deli counter during the lunch rush.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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