ACL's Commissioner for the Administration on Disabilities Julie Hocker authored a new blog from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) about American businesses hiring workers with disabilities and ACL's Disability Employment Challenge.
"Today in America there are more than seven million unfilled jobs. And there are also more than ten million Americans with disabilities who are ready, willing, and able to fill those jobs. It is not only the right time to tap into this talent pool, it is also a golden opportunity. Businesses that employ and support workers with disabilities average 28 percent higher revenue and 30 percent higher profit margins than peer businesses that do not...
We want to see – and recognize – true and disruptive innovation in talent pipelines across America. Businesses will benefit through better performance and people with disabilities will discover access to meaningful, engaging careers. Together, we will benefit from a stronger national engine: a more diverse workforce."
To learn more and submit a proposal for ACL's Inclusive Talent Pipeline for American Businesses Challenge visit acl.gov/challenge.