Nearly 40% of employers face challenges hiring qualified employees, while at the same time, one in four people in the United States have some type of disability, and have their own challenges in getting hired. Some disabilities are more visible, such as physical disabilities. Others are hidden, including mental health conditions, some medical conditions, and learning or cognitive disabilities. We also have a large population “aging into disability” for the first time, and veterans with disabilities returning to the civilian workforce.
I am often asked about the types of jobs a person with a disability can do and my answer is always the same: “What do you have?” The reality is that the talent pool of individuals with disabilities remains underutilized