Montrose Rib City Grill wins employment award

Shannon Pierce and Tyler Jones of Rib City Grill in Montrose were among the latest winners of annual awards honoring five businesses that employ workers with disabilities.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Division of Vocational Rehabilitation presents the awards as part of its Shining Stars of Vocational Rehabilitation ceremony. Awards also honor five workers with disabilities and five advocates.

“Our mission to serve people with disabilities would not be possible without the support of remarkable people like our Shining Stars recipients,” said Joe Barela, executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

Pierce and Jones were recognized for their work as employment advocates for people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. Rib City Grill places employees with disabilities in jobs in which they can learn and excel and in turn, gain work and life experiences.