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.

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