5 Things to Demystify Hiring Disabled Employees

BARBARA WELTMAN | February 7, 2019

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According to DOL statistics, 11.9% of the total U.S. population has a disability (29.6% when it comes to those 65 and older). But only 18.7% of those who are disabled are in the labor force. With the continuing tight job market, employers should not overlook the opportunity to hire valuable talent despite disabilities. It’s 19 years since enactment of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which is essentially an “equal opportunity” law for people with disabilities. You must make reasonable accommodations to disabled individuals in the hiring process. For example, the DOL says: “Employers are required to provide “reasonable accommodation” — appropriate changes and adjustments — to enable [an individual] to be considered for a job opening.”

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