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Employers consistently overlook a skilled, stable and underutilized segment of the workforce

The Conference Board of Canada recently conducted research on the benefits of accessible work environments.  As a result of the research, The Conference Board concludes that despite the fact that people with disabilities represent 13.7 per cent of the Canadian population, employers are not tapping into this pool of employable and skilled workers.  However, workers with disabilities are three times more likely to be unemployed, compared to workers without disabilities.

CBC story on the benefits of hiring disabled employees

As we published earlier today on the Ready, Willing and Able website, CBC news program The National aired a segment on the economic benefits of hiring disabled employees last night.

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