Without the involvement of employers in the community All America Works wouldn’t have the same ability to make a significant impact in the lives of our neighbors who have a disability. Partnering with us not only benefits your company and the community but it demonstrates good corporate citizenship.

If you are curious how you can get involved, it’s simple. Give me a call or send me an email and let’s chat.

Pat Partin, President
Pat@all-america-works.com
(239) 450-3500

Myth-Busting: Hiring Workers with Disabilities

Myth:

“Accommodations are too expensive.”

Fact:

Most accommodations (81 percent) cost less than $100, and 73 percent of employers found that their employees who had disabilities did not require special accommodations. Additionally, these accommodations, made for employees with disabilities, have been found to benefit organizations’ aging work forces, the report states.


Myth:

“I’ll be sued.”

Fact:

Very few businesses experience disability-related claims, the report says. A review of EEOC data shows that people with disabilities filed fewer claims than people of other groups.


Myth:

“They cannot perform the job.”

Fact:

People with disabilities were average or above average in performance, attendance and safety, the report says. “A DuPont study that involved 2,745 employees with disabilities found that 92 percent of employees with disabilities rated average or better in job performance compared to 90 percent of employees without disabilities.”


Myth:

“They all quit.”

Fact:

Hiring a worker with a disability is both a retention and employment strategy, the report says.


Myth:

“Hiring people with disabilities will scare my customers away.”

Fact:

“Marketing studies have shown that 54 percent of households patronize businesses that feature people with disabilities in their ads,” says the report. “A national survey of 803 consumers randomly selected from across the United States found that 92 percent felt more favorable toward companies that hire people with disabilities, and 87 percent said they would prefer to give their business to such companies.” The report also noted that companies that hire people with disabilities can gain financial incentives from the federal government, including:

*From DiversityInc.com article Myth-Busting: Hiring Workers with Disabilities.
If you are interested in learning more about hiring a worker with a disability please contact us at pat@all-america-works.com