NewView Oklahoma is preparing to begin a new contract to handle mail services for the U.S. Navy.
Lauren White, president and chief executive of the nonprofit company, said the company is hiring up to 29 employees for the July 1 start date in eight initial locations, which include naval bases in Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Work will be managed from the Oklahoma City office but performed on site.
NewView, formerly Oklahoma League for the Blind, also manufactures items such as shower curtains and fire hoses for government agencies.
As part of the Navy contract, employees will handle all aspects of the mail — receiving letters and packages, performing screening and running mail routes — with the exception of driving. Adaptive technology may be used to aid employees.
“We are excited that this contract will enable us to provide employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired individuals while supporting our men and women in uniform,” White said.
“Best of all, the proceeds from the contract will go back into creating jobs and providing vision rehabilitation services in Oklahoma.”