(From Duluth News Tribune) -- Communities need productive employees who use their talents and creativity to produce results and grow our nation’s economy. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and Goodwill Duluth encourages the public and private sectors to hire applicants with disabilities — and benefit from the unique talents they bring to the workplace.
People with disabilities bring commitment to their jobs, reducing an employer’s costs of repeated hiring and training. They may bring potential tax credits, too, that can be leveraged for the employer’s benefit.
A diversified workforce attracts a broader customer base and provides an opportunity for a business to demonstrate its social responsibility — with a work force that includes people with disabilities, ranging from youths to older workers and military veterans.