Why should a company hire a person with a disability?

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A good reason a business should hire a person with a disability is because the individual is a good match for a specific business need. In an article called Employing, Serving All Equitably: The Nordstrom Way, the author points out, "You may not have the very best person in the job if you didn't recruit any disabled job candidates."

Other advantages to hiring a person with a disability may include:

  • insights into how to serve customers with disabilities.
  • greater diversity at the work site so that a wide variety of perspectives are utilized when solving problems.
  • high productivity.
  • higher retention rate for workers.
  • benefit to public, media and community relations.
  • tax incentives; for more information, visit Are there Tax Incentives for Hiring People with Disabilities?

The DO-IT publication Finding Gold: Hiring the Best and the Brightest offers further information on this topic. For more information regarding possible financial incentives visit Financial Incentives for Hiring People with Disabilities.