All individuals with disabilities—no matter their disability type and support needs—deserve the opportunity to explore, find, and keep jobs and careers that provide personal fulfillment and help build wealth. People with disabilities should have supports to help them to find and keep jobs based on their preferences, interests, and strengths.
1 in 5 Americans have a disability, but they are underemployed and unemployed at higher rates than Americans without disabilities. This makes them a valuable and untapped market.
When employers large and small engage people with disabilities in their workforce, the return on investment (ROI) is real. Corporate leaders in disability inclusion have 28% higher revenue, twice the net income, and 30% higher economic profit margins. And existing employees find greater satisfaction from diverse, inclusive workplaces that include people with disabilities. Employers with strong commitments to disability inclusion in their workplace report enhanced retention rates, improved worker productivity and morale, and reduced workers’ compensation and training costs.