WHY HIRE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES?​

The Business Case: Talent to Drive Your Business’ Success

EarnWorks, a service of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, has developed The Business Case: Talent to Drive Your Business’ Success. The Business Case showcases the following six areas of benefit to employers who are inclusive in their hiring process. Click here to view the brochure on: 

  • The Business Case- Hiring Individuals with Disabilities (PDF)


Best Practices

​In Maryland

Nationally

  • Through intentionally incorporating universal design concepts when engineering new machines, systems, and processes, Walgreens has created employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, which make their company more efficient.


Resources to Support the Business Case

Maryland

  • Eastern Shore Business Leadership Network (ESBLN) 
    The ESBLN highlights several success stories of em​​ployees and employers on the Eastern Shore, including businesses in manufacturing, customer service and distribution.

  • Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)  
    DORS helps Maryland businesses recruit and retain qualified individuals with disabilities through matching qualified applicants with job openings, funding for on-the-job training, providing worksite consultations, identifying technology that increases workplace productivity and success, coordinating services for workplace disability issues, and providing employment consultations.


National

  • Disability Funders Network (DFN) 
    DFN highlights several disability-related statistics and facts regarding the employment, education and training of individuals with disabilities.
  • Walgreens 
    Through intentionally incorporating universal design concepts when engineering new machines, systems, and processes, Walgreens has created employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities that make their company more efficient.​