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3 Tips for Working With Disability Employment Consultants

Planning to work with a disability employment consultant? These three tips can help you get the most out of the relationship.

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Disability Employment Implementation: The Steps

From buy-in to a scaled rollout, implementing a disability employment and inclusion hiring program takes time. Here’s a sample timeline.

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Employer/Service Provider Roles and Responsibilities

Working with a service provider? Set your disability employment program up for success by clearly defining roles and responsibilities.

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Case Studies

McKesson

How can you hire more people with disabilities? For healthcare company McKesson, it began with a company-wide email from a senior vice president, sharing his personal story, and encouraging participation in an Employee Resource Group.

McKesson is the oldest and largest health care company in the nation, serving more than 50% of U.S. hospitals and 20% of physicians. A Fortune 5 company, McKesson joined the…

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Boston Scientific Corporation

Discover some of the strategies—such as outreach to local colleges and focus groups—that helped Boston Scientific succeed with its diversity inclusion efforts.

The Challenge As a highly innovative medical device company, Boston Scientific had established many successful Employee Resource Groups for a broad range of diversity groups and was looking to expand…

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Pepsi’s ACT Initiative

Since 2014, Pepsi's ACT (Achieving Change Together) initiative has resulted in jobs for more than 200 people with disabilities.

Pepsi’s ACT taps people with disabilities to get the job done. Pepsi ACT (Achieving Change Together) is a joint partnership between Pepsi Beverages and Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond to enhance…

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Disability Employment: Opportunity in Action

Meet Erika Lopez, who's part of the Amazon Alternative Workforce Supplier Program (AWSP), and learn more about how disability employment and inclusion programs, like the partnership between Seattle nonprofit Northwest Center and Amazon, help place people with disabilities into the workforce.

Disability in America
56 Million people in America are disabled

The approximate number of people with disabilities in the United States:

30% of U.S. families have at least one member with a disability

The approximate percentage of U.S families that have at least one member with a disability:

10% of U.S. families have at least one child with a disability

The approximate percentage of U.S families that have at least one child with a disability:

People with disabilities in the U.S. have an annual discretionary spending power of $220 billion

People with disabilities in the United States have an annual discretionary spending power of $220 billion. which does not take into account family. friends and supporters

87% of consumers agree that they prefer to give their business to companies that employ disabled people

of consumers said they "agreed" or "strongly agreed" that they would prefer to give their business to companies that employ people with disabilities

20% of workers will experience a disability lasting 1 or more years, and the rate accelerates after they pass their mid-40's

of workers will experience a disability lasting one or more years during their professional lives. and the rate accelerates when employees pass their mid-forties