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Inclusive Hiring Information Empowers Companies to Recruit and Retain Individuals with Disabilities, Starting in October, Nationwide Incapacity Employment Consciousness Month


EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – In search of a job isn’t simple, however the challenges multiply for the one-in-four New Jerseyans residing with a incapacity, as mirrored by the excessive charge of unemployment inside this group. Individuals with disabilities are each unemployed and under-employed, despite immediately’s hiring disaster. Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, not even one in 5 folks with a incapacity was employed in 2021, whereas in the identical yr, practically two-thirds of individuals with out a incapacity had jobs.


That’s why Easterseals NJ, a champion of rights for folks with disabilities and the biggest incapacity providers not-for-profit in New Jersey, has launched its up to date, free Inclusive Hiring Guide to assist extra employers rent extra folks with disabilities. Half instructional instrument and half reference information, Easterseals NJ’s up to date information raises consciousness of the myriad of types disabilities take, together with bodily, psychological well being, deaf and exhausting of listening to, studying disabilities, and others. It provides detailed steering for recruiting, interviewing, accommodating, and coaching employees who will carry expertise and variety to the office.


“This nation is dealing with the worst labor scarcity for the reason that finish of WWII. As a substitute of complaining, let’s do one thing about it and recruit and rent the 1000’s of accessible folks with disabilities. We perceive that it may be intimidating and complicated, however with the correct sources, companies can – and should – learn to open the door for expertise that may in any other case not be thought of,” stated Easterseals NJ CEO and President Brian Fitzgerald. “We all know that New Jersey employers have good intentions to rent folks with disabilities however too many nonetheless aren’t doing it. We wish to assist flip their good intentions into motion and this information will assist do this.”


Research present that corporations that champion folks with disabilities outperform others, driving profitability and shareholder returns. In some cases, revenues have been 28% increased, internet earnings 200% increased, and revenue margins 30% increased. Along with improved profitability, analysis reveals organizations that make use of folks with disabilities have higher retention, reliability and punctuality, worker loyalty, inclusive work tradition, and enhanced firm picture.


Daniel Benson, New Jersey State Meeting Transportation Chairman, voiced assist for Easterseals’ efforts. “We would like each New Jersey office to be extra inclusive of individuals with disabilities and supply a broad vary of alternatives for residents to develop and earn a residing, enabling them to handle themselves and their households,” stated the Assemblyman. “The essential work Easterseals NJ contributes towards its inclusive hiring information tremendously helps break down boundaries and eliminates sure obstacles these with disabilities face when searching for employment.”


Along with incorporating the information’s ideas and techniques into their recruitment efforts, Easterseals NJ gives assist to corporations who would profit from working instantly with a disabilities providers group. The free information is out there to enterprise house owners, human useful resource managers, and anybody fascinated with making a extra numerous, productive, and empathetic office.


About Easterseals NJ

For over 70 years, Easterseals New Jersey has helped people and households with disabilities or particular wants stay, be taught, work and play of their communities with equality, dignity and independence. Yearly, over 5,000 folks in New Jersey with developmental disabilities obtain providers in packages designed to assist them obtain independence and full community-integration. For extra data on Easterseals New Jersey and its statewide incapacity providers, go to

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