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Only 1 in 5 individuals with any kind of disability are employed. Many employers are apprehensive about the cost of reasonable accommodations that people with disabilities might need, but oftentimes, those accommodations cost nothing, like labeling items for easier recognition.
As the year draws to a close and we look forward to a new year with fresh goals and aspirations, we call on you to consider making a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Ask yourself: Have I ever considered hiring someone with a disability? If not, why do I have hesitations?
We are lucky to have supportive employment partners like Modell’s Sporting Goods, Applebee’s, Staples, Toys R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Queens College, St. John’s University and more.
Each of those valued partners realize that there’s so much that people with disabilities can do. Whether its reducing thefts in a retail store or keeping a college dining hall clean, our individuals have become an integral part of the teams they now work with.
If you or someone you know is interested in hiring, please contact Joshua.Skolnick@heartshare.org.
Thank you for your ongoing support and for helping people with disabilities reach their potential.