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Visionary Employers “See the Light”: Disability Hiring

An increasing number of employers are beginning to “see the light” with regards to hiring people with disabilities.

Carol Glazer, President of the National Organization on Disability, has posted an article in the Huffington Post,  Retailers Can Learn From Each Other When it Comes to Disability Hiring, where she highlights the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and how some employers are stepping up.

In a race for talent, companies are now realizing that people with disabilities are a largely untapped pool that, as a result, has seen unemployment rates remain stubbornly high when compared to the general population. So when an employer the size of Starbucks plants a flag and says it is going to make this a priority, others are likely to follow.

Galzer provides examples of how retail giants like Starbucks and Walgreens have created initiatives to hire people with disabilities, whose talents bring extraordinary contributions to the workforce. Continue reading

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Utah Celebrates ADA 25

UT_ADA_logoSalt Lake Valley, Utah, students, along with students attended the Disability Mentoring Day at Zions Bank City Center as part of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Utah! Students learned about what employers want from employees, how Zions Bank works to create value in the community, especially with regards to their employees.

 

Students got a tour of the bank and attended a Zions Bank career fair on site, where they learned about different jobs in the Bank’s organization.

Photos of the event are posted on the Transition Universe facebook page.

Utah will be organizing many other ADA 25 events throughout the year.  Stay up to date by visiting #UtahADA25 on Facebook and Twitter.