Benefits to Employers

Hiring people with disabilities is good for your bottom line. According to research, 92% of the American public view companies that hire people with disabilities more favorably than those who do not. And, 87% of the public would prefer to give their business to companies that hire people with disabilities.

Employing people with disabilities helps generate revenues by allowing employers to tap into the disability market, build brand loyalty and trust, and create new products and services.

Creating an inclusive workplace can reduce turnover costs as people with disabilities tend to keep their jobs longer (62% of employees with a disability have been at the same job three years or longer); employees with disabilities have the same or better absentee and sick rates as non-disabled employees. Industry reports consistently rate workers with disabilities as average or above average in performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility to demands, attendance and safety.

Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage Report

Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Report by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp)

Disability: Dispelling the Myths, How People With Disabilities Can Meet Employer Needs 

The Business Benefits for Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers