HIRING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Workers with disabilities have higher-than-average retention rates and company loyalty. They also makeup about 22 percent of Florida’s population and represent America’s largest minority, accounting for about 19.3 percent of the general population.
By hiring people with disabilities you benefit by entering an enormous employment opportunity. People with disabilities have a combined income of more than $1 trillion and $220 billion in discretionary income.
A Federal Contractors Law
To encourage federal contractors receive the full benefits of hiring workers with disabilities, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a tool to support greater self-identification by individuals with disabilities. OFCCP created this video to explain why voluntary self-identification is a good thing. Contractors may wish to download and post this video on their Intranet or company websites to share with their employees and job applicants who may be reluctant to self-identify, or who may not understand why they are being asked to self-identify.
CareerSource NEFL Disability Services is working to bring additional resources that will be helpful in hiring individuals with disabilities.
- ADA Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Ask Jan
- U.S. Department of Labor’s Disability Information page serves as an online connection to the federal government’s disability-related information and resources.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or call EEOC 800.669.4000
- United Spinal Cord