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Work With Me!

So, you may be asking:

"What are the benefits of hiring a person with a developmental or other disability?"

Anna McEnery and Carl Hanson are interviewed by KPTZ for the Work with Me program.

Listen to the interview:

Enrich your workplace - and therefore your business:

  • Find enthusaistic workers who are a good match for your business and the job
  • Increase the diversity of your staff
  • Promote accesssibility and inclusivity in your workplace

 Improve your business:

  • Experience higher employee loyalty and lower employee turnover - resulting in reduced costs
  • Benefit from the flexibility , creativity, adaptability, innovation and persistence that many people with disabilities have developed by overcoming obstacles

Help your business to grow:

  • 88% of the public prefer to support businesses who employ people with disabilities
  • 90% of Americans love to support companies that make a difference in the lives of others
  • 90% of Americans view companies that hire people with disabilities more favorably
  • Americans with disabilities bring $180 billion of discretionary income to the table

And, yes, there are other financial incentives:

  • The Work Opportunity Tax Credit encourages employement of nine targeted groups of job seekers, by reducing their employers' federal income tax liability as much as $2,400 per qualified new worker
  • Positively impact the taxpayer base (for all taxpayers, not just businesses) by reducing the number of people receiving public assistance


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