December 5, 2018
MARKETWATCH: Companies That Hired This Underemployed Group Had Revenues That Were Nearly 30% Higher

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It pays to hire people with disabilities.

More than 15 million working-age Americans live with a disability — everything from vision or hearing loss to ambulatory issues — and even though many can work, especially with minor workplace accommodations, they struggle to find jobs.

Research found that disability-friendly companies had 28% higher revenue, double the net income and 30% higher economic profit margins, as did other companies in the study.

While this is, of course, just a correlation, Chad Jerdee, Accenture’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, tells Moneyish that it’s likely indicative of the fact that people with disabilities offer big benefits to companies.

Read the full article HERE. 


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