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New Resource Highlights the Positive Impacts of Disability Inclusion on Business

“Smart employers everywhere–including state and local governments–are learning that organizations that are inclusive of people with disabilities benefit from a wider pool of talent, skills, and creative business solutions.” Affirming this message, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN), collaborating with the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED), has released a new resource on the positive impacts of disability inclusion on business. This resource, a fact sheet, provides practical guidance and research-based insights that demonstrate to employers the many ways that recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing workers with disabilities is good for the nation and for business. The factsheet covers important impacts on business. These include such advantages as bottom line benefits, the growing market segment represented by people with disabilities, financial incentives, reduced turnover, a solution for bridging the talent gap, and improved morale. It cites specific studies documenting the benefits of disability inclusion. For example, a report entitled, “Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage” showed that companies that “excelled in disability inclusion experienced, on average: 28 percent higher revenue and 30 percent better performance on economic profit margins. To learn more, read the fact sheet about disability employment resources, data, and practical strategies that can benefit employers and employees with disabilities. Read or download the fact sheet here on the EARN webpage describing Business Benefits: The Positive Impact of Disability Inclusion.