Why Hire Disabled Workers? 4 Powerful (and Inclusive) Companies Answer

By: Sarah Blahovec - The Huffington Post
Posted on: 21-Mar-2017
Filed under: General Information
The disability community, from grassroots advocates to powerful cross-disability organizations, devotes a lot of time and energy to proving the value of hiring disabled workers.  This is a common theme for our community, and extremely necessary, as there are a number of workforce-related challenges that workers with disabilities face. The unemployment rate for workers with disabilities is twice that of workers without disabilities. It is still legal for workers with disabilities to be paid well below the minimum wage based on a law that dates back to 1936, when the talents and potential of workers with disabilities were even more horribly misunderstood. And of course, while the Americans with Disabilities Act provides vital protections to the disabled workforce, it can’t solve every issue in the disabled workforce, such as the systemic problem of fewer opportunities for advancement for workers with disabilities.

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100 Jobs Campaign - the Results are In

By: calledi
Posted on: 20-Feb-2017
The Results are In.... EmployAbility Galway today officially released the number of jobs placed as part of their #100jobs campaign to commerate 1916. The idea for the initiative was developed by jobs coordinator, Pauline O' Dwyer to honour the men and women of 1916 and respect the life and values of the proclamation, giving all men and women in Ireland the chance to equal treatment.

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Opinion: Work is intrinsic to wellbeing, so we must reach out more to those who need help

By: Tony Vickers Byrne
Posted on: 09-Jan-2017
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Tony Vickers-Byrne explains how Public Health England is supporting people with disadvantaged backgrounds into work

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Diversity and inclusion in the workplace: the importance of inclusivity

By: Dr Kara McGann Ibec
Posted on: 15-Dec-2016
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DIVERSITY AND  INCLUSION Organisations have worked hard to embrace diversity within their workplaces and create an environment where everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, cultural background or disability, can flourish and succeed.

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Smart employers know how to include people with disabilities

By: Peter Fremlin - International Labour Organisation
Posted on: 02-Dec-2016
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7 Benefits of Inclusive Employment Practices

By: Davis Campbell: ALTUS dynamics
Posted on: 22-Nov-2016
Filed under: General Information

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Opinion: Culture change holds the key to reducing the disability employment gap

By: Judith Butler - Lloyds Banking Group
Posted on: 08-Nov-2016
Filed under: General Information

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A Winning Approach to Inclusive Employment

By: EmployAbility-Galway
Posted on: 27-Oct-2016
Filed under: General Information

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Dementia Understand Together campaign

By: HSE National Press Office
Posted on: 24-Oct-2016

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Leaders with Learning Difficulties

By: Orla Connolly - InBUSINESS magazine
Posted on: 21-Oct-2016
Filed under: General Information
No Difficulty Here Having a learning difficulty often makes for a more visionary and innovative business leader. ORLA CONNOLLY chats to two entrepreneurs proving that very point.

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