How hiring people with disabilities boosts your bottom line

“It’s not personal, Sonny. It’s strictly business.” – Michael Corleone, “The Godfather.”

It’s a line from the classic 1972 mob movie, and variations are often said in real-life high-stakes financial transactions. But as it turns out, hiring people with disabilities is both personal and business, and it’s beneficial from both angles.

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More employers hiring adults with autism

Nathan Myers with his job coach Susan at Saint Lucie Battery & Tire.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 59 teens and young adults that have been diagnosed with autism will enter adulthood in the next decade. However, there are approximately 18.6 million people with disabilities aged 16-64 that are currently employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2016, 17.9 percent of persons with a disability were employed Continue reading

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Private colleges give record discounts

BOULDER, CO – APRIL 24: Students walk along 17th street after class on the University of Colorado campus as a wet rain/snow mix falls in the area on April 24, 2018 in Boulder, Colorado. The wet weather made for a wintery day but temperatures are expected to warm with high 70’s into the 80’s are expected by the weekend. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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Retail has a staffing problem

Noticing long checkout lines in stores? Many retailers are cutting staff almost twice as fast as they’re closing stores, reports The Wall Street Journal. Although the population around shops surveyed by the government has increased 12.5% in the past decade, the number of salespeople grew by just 1.5%. The smaller staffs can be traced to technology — like self-checkout lanes — switches to smaller stores and the hiring of full-time employees in the place of Continue reading

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