Hire Individuals With Disabilities

Business Owners- Hire Individual With Disabilities

Hiring individuals with a disability is not only the right thing to do from an ethical and workplace diversity perspective, but it makes sense from a business standpoint as well.

Why will this make sense for your business? Research consistently shows:

  • Employers report equal or better safety records, turnover and absentee rates, job performance ratings, job assignment flexibility, and equal amount of supervision for employees with disabilities. The turnover rate is substantially lower compared to the non-disabled work-force (8% vs. 45%).

  • Individuals with disabilities have a desire to contribute to society and are able and wanting to work. They aren’t asking for charity, they are asking you for an opportunity to work.

  • Employers report that hiring employees with disabilities contribute to improved morale and productivity throughout the company.

  • Customers love to support companies that make a difference in the lives of others. Employing people with developmental disabilities shows you care about your community.

Additionally, hiring employees with developmental disabilities can make your company eligible for economic incentives such as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit which will reduce your federal income tax liability by as much as $2,400 per qualified new worker.

Family Partners will provide a Job Coach, at no cost to you, who will teach the required job skills, support appropriate work behavior and job maintenance skills, and facilitate a successful relationship between you and the employee. Let Family Partners help you find capable, hardworking individuals who are motivated and ready to work!

For more information, please contact Suzanne Phillips at 602-997-8300.

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