Daniel Jackson is a familiar face to those who shop at IGA on Lafayette Street in Fayetteville. Jackson, who works as a sacker, recently celebrated his 10th anniversary of employment at the store.
Jackson is a client of Life Styles, the Fayetteville-based agency that provides services for those with disabilities through its supported living program, the college of living and the supported employment program. Life Styles helped Jackson land his job at IGA through the supported employment program.
Carol Hart, the director of Life Styles, said that besides being well-known at IGA, Jackson is well thought of in the community.
“He is a people person and such a positive person,” Hart said.
Hart said that Life Styles’ supported employment program places about 85 percent of its clients in jobs, bucking the national average of 26 percent.
About 95 Life Styles clients are currently employed in Northwest Arkansas. Some of them have topped Jackson’s record, marking 15 or 20 year anniversaries.