DWD highlights Marcus Theatres’ efforts to employ those with disabilities

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Tuesday honored Marcus Theatres as an outstanding employer of those with disabilities.

Tuesday’s event at Palace Cinema in Sun Prairie comes amid National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a period aimed at highlighting businesses that recruit and hire those with disabilities and encouraging others to do the same.

“What we try to do is just find a place where every single individual that wants to be part of the movie industry, they are a part of creating magical movie memories, they are part of what makes movies fun and hopefully they get that excitement,” Marcus Theatres area general manager Thomas Reichelt said. “They’re a part of Hollywood.”

Marcus Theatres has hired ten people with disabilities and created positions based on each of the employees’ skill sets.

More than 2,000 employers in Wisconsin work with DWD on the initiative, the agency said.