80 percent of Americans with disabilities are out of work, a staggering statistic considering national four percent unemployment.
As a result, Americans with disabilities are roughly twice as likely to live in poverty than others, despite the fact that those who find work earn performance ratings equal to or better than their peers, have longer tenures and lower turnover than other employees, and offer companies innovation, perseverance, and a connection to the $490 billion disability consumer market.
As employers seek new sources of talent in this competitive talent market, NOD urges them to consider the 20 million Americans with disabilities who are ready to work.
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for working-age Americans with disabilities. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, tailored to meet leading companies’ workforce needs. NOD has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands be more competitive in today’s global economy by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs.
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