Workforce Diversity – As of January 2011, 10,000 people daily will be turning 65 and this will continue for 20 years. Now is the time for employers to look outside of traditional sourcing pools to find employees to meet their needs. Studies have shown people with disabilities to be a loyal dependable employee who meets or exceeds job performance expectations. Access the resources below to find out why hiring employees with disabilities makes good business sense.
Return on Investment
Employing people with disabilities boosts your bottom line.
- Diverse Perspectives: People with Disabilities Fulfilling Your Business Goals
- Business Case for Hiring People with Disabilities
- How to Improve Return On Investment: Employment Solutions for Small Business (video)
Tax Benefits for Private Employer
Three types of tax incentives are available to help employers cover accommodation costs for employees with disabilities and/or to make their workplaces accessible.
- Employer Tax Incentives http://askjan.org/media/tax.html
Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Serviceshttp://www.dars.state.tx.us (Homepage)
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/drs/vr.shtml (For Job Seekers with Disabilities)
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/services/servicesforbusiness.shtml (For Business)
Provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (Department of Labor)http://www.dol.gov/odep/categories/workforce
Americans with Disabilities Act – US Department of Justicehttp://www.ada.gov
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)http://askjan.org
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee. JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.