Top Ten Reasons to Hire Someone with Brain Injuries
- Many people with brain injuries and other disabilities are educated, experienced and qualified to meet your workforce needs.
- Employees with brain injuries and other disabilities are rated similarly to their nondisabled peers in terms of performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility, attendance, and safety.
- People with brain injuries and other disabilities can enhance your diversity initiative. Diverse work groups can create better solutions to business challenges.
- Hiring qualified people with brain injury and other disabilities is good for the economy, reducing the overall tax burden.
- There are tax benefits for hiring and accommodating qualified people with disabilities.
- Research suggests consumers feel positively toward and prefer to patronize companies that employ people with disabilities.
- There are approximately 38 million people – over 14% of the entire population – with disabilities in the U.S. That means 1 in every 7 people is a potential employee and /or customer.
- People with brain injury and other disabilities have $175 billion in discretionary income and patronize businesses that are “disability-friendly” – hiring, welcoming, and accessible to people with disabilities.
- Companies can enhance their bottom line by integrating people with disabilities into their workforce and customer base.
- Many people with disabilities acquire them later in life through medical conditions or accidents; these employees have a wealth of experience and education to add to your workforce.
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