According to the Department of Labor, in 2019, 19.3 percent of people with disabilities were employed. Across all groups, the employment population ratios were much lower for persons with a disability than those without a disability young adults with autism are more likely to be unemployed and isolated.
The following articles provide information to employers looking to employ individuals with disabilities.
4 ways to hire more people with disabilities– SHRM
12 organizations that supported job seekers with disabilities – Getting Hired
A complete guide to hiring employees with disabilities- Inc.
Benefits of hiring people with disabilities– Career Cast Disability Network
College guide for students with physical disability
Employing people with disabilities
Finding candidates with disabilities– EARN
Hiring people with disabilities – U.S. Department of Labor
Hiring people with disabilities is good for business– Business.com
Hiring someone with a disability: the dos and don’ts- CPL
National Disability Employment Awareness is recognized each October to highlight the workforce contributions of people with disabilities.
- Only 20 percent of the labor force with disabilities are employed.
- 59% of the people with hearing impairments were employed.
- 41% of people with visual disabilities were employed.
16% of people with severe disabilities work full-time.
Check out this infographic!
What can you do in your organization to recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month?
Train frontline staff on the facts
Reach out to local media
Proactively recruit people with disabilities
Review company policies and procedures
Conduct training for supervisors on understanding their role in fostering an inclusive workplace culture
Participate in a disability mentoring day
Conduct a training on disability history.