Hiring youth with disabilities is good for business, the economy, and your team’s morale. Businesses that actively employ people with disabilities outperform businesses that do not. According to the Disability Equality Index, their revenues were 28% higher, net income was two times more, and profit margins were higher by 30%. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Labor found that businesses who embraced disability saw a 90% increase in employee retention.

The Disability Inclusion Advantage

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Benefits of Hiring Young People with Disabilities

  • Increase your return on investment (ROI). Use this ROI calculator to learn how hiring a job seeker with a disability increases the company’s bottom line.
  • Increase hiring pool by tapping into an underutilized labor market.
  • Better customer insights. Increased diversity will help you understand unique employee perspectives.
  • Boost your brand loyalty. The global market represents 1.3 billion people and their 2.3 billion family members, friends, caregivers and colleagues; aggregately people with disabilities account for an astounding $8 trillion dollars in disposable income.
  • Earn Tax Incentives - Businesses accommodating people with disabilities may qualify for tax credits and deductions. Some examples include the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Federal Bonding Program, and Workers with Disabilities Employment Tax Credit.

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