Our Workforce Connection department offers consultation services to help businesses reach out to and partner with one of the strongest labor & customer pools in the country – The Disability Community.
For businesses interested in increasing their bottom line and supplier diversity opportunities.
Business Benefits of Disability Outreach Initiative:
1) Recruiting/ Hiring: It will allow your company strategic access to the last untapped labor pool in America.
2) Job Training: It will allow you to set up and/or access exciting new job training programs.
3) Collaboration: It will create opportunities for your company to collaborate with new business partner & customer groups.
4) Marketing: It will help you tap this powerful niche market.
5) Incentive Planning: It will assist your company in accessing a variety of local, state, and federal grants & tax credit incentives.
1) 56 million people with disabilities plus close to family, friends, and supporters comprise almost one-third of the United States population.
2) 20 million of 70 million families in the U.S. have at least one member with disability (1 out of 10 families raising children have at least 1 child with a disability)
3) People with disabilities in the US have an annual spending power of $769 billion – more than anything ethnic minority group ($200 billion more than the African American community $300 billion more than the Hispanic community – and this dose not take into account family, friends, and supporters)
4) With the baby boom generation retiring and tightening immigration laws, people with disabilities are the last untapped labor source in the country (40% higher unemployment of people with disabilities as compared to those without disabilities).
5) Targeting the disability community as a customer and labor source is one of the hot new, rising trend in the American business community next sentence companies like Walgreen (http://www.walgreensoutreach.com), CBS, Starbucks, MBNA, Pepsi, Hyatt, and Bank of America have already initiated large-scale outreach efforts to the disability community.