Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time to Hire People with Disabilities

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was initially passed, Congress recognized that more than 40 million Americans qualified as “Disabled.” Since then that number has increased as the courts gave expansive interpretation to the definition of a “disability.”
With 14 million people now out of work and no relief to the economic crisis in sight, what is the disabled job seeker to do? Most employers now understand that it is their obligation to make reasonable accommodation for the disabled, but some employers would argue that doing so gets much more difficult when businesses are trying to do more with less.

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