Workers disabilities

Helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities expand their work skills “can be a win-win for small business owners,” reports Inc. magazine.

The article begins by citing Bureau of Labor Statistics showing the unemployment rate for people with disabilities fell from 9.1 percent to 7.1 percent between January 2022 and January 2023. It then pivots to a 2018 study by Accenture of 140 U.S. companies showing that businesses actively employing people with disabilities generated 28 percent higher average revenues than those that did not, “and profit margins that were 30 percent above non-disabled workplaces. What’s more: employees with disabilities who are happy in their jobs are likely to stay in those positions for much longer than their non-disabled peers.”

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