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The Business Case for Hiring Developmentally Disabled Workers

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

In a fateful discussion I'll never forget, one of my employees raised the question of whether I had considered employing developmentally disabled workers to take on key roles in the production process.

This State's Making Dramatic Moves To Help The Mentally Disabled Get Better Jobs

AP | ERIC TUCKER and MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Residents with mental disabilities would no longer be forced to work long hours doing manual labor for little money and inst...

Disabled Greeter Fired From Walmart For Clocking In Late

AP | Posted 12.28.2013 | Business

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Wal-Mart officials are reviewing the firing of a disabled man whose caretaker wife said deserves a second chance to keep his j...

Vets, Disabled Could See Employment Boost

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations...

Are You Too Disabled To Be An Activist? (Probably Not)

Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact

By Jane Hash, The Mobility Resource Almost anyone can be an activist if the desire is strong enough. I’ve been a fiery activist for causes tha...

Disabled Workforce Grows Thanks To New Technologies

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA | Posted 08.23.2013 | Business

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When high school football coach Kevin Bella needs an intense, heart-to-heart with a player, he goes home and sits on his couch. Th...

America's Disability Program Has A Huge Problem On Its Hands

Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

America's disability benefits program was recently thrown into the middle of an ideological battlefield after This American Life, the WBEZ radio show ...

Landmark Payout Awarded To Abused, Mentally Disabled Workers Slashed By Hundreds Of Millions

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A landmark $240 million verdict awarded to 32 mentally disabled Iowa plant workers who were subjected to years of abuse by their ha...

Working With a Disability: An Inside Job

Outside the Box | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Outside the Box

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif After a year of not working and being made to feel like I was a lost cause, a nobody, I started attending Outside the Box. Outside the Box has reminded me of what I once believed and they have given me more than I can ever repay them.

The 'Other' for Too Long

Pacific Diversified Services | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Pacific Diversified Services

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Imagine how hard it is to get a job when you have autism or Down Syndrome. It takes an incredible amount of tenacity to obtain and maintain employment for people with developmental disabilities. However, with the right work ethic, innovative thinking and optimism, meaningful employment can be a reality for almost anyone.

Walgreens Is Not Always the Answer

Barbara Otto | Posted 03.16.2013 | Impact
Barbara Otto

The Walgreens model is not the answer for everyone. Figuring out how to employ people with disabilities in middle- and high-skilled jobs would improve this group's economic outlook and give American competitiveness more bang for the buck.

Angela Mackey: National Governor's Association and Ability

John Robinson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
John Robinson

Angela Mackey is a wonderful person who loves her job. She especially enjoys recruiting others to Walgreens. Angela has cerebral palsy. She is hiring and managing people with disabilities all while trying to share Walgreen's successful recipe with others. Why is this important?

Workers With Disabilities Equals an Untapped Source of Qualified Candidates

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

There is a wealth of talent that happens to be located right here at home, and the good news is, many of America's largest companies are recognizing and stepping up their efforts to reach out, recruit, and hire them.

Hiring Disabled Workers Can Make Companies More Efficient: Report

Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

Across the country, disabled Americans are struggling with high unemployment. And companies might be suffering because of it. In 2007, when Walgre...

Factory Survives Recession By Putting The 'Able' Back In Disabled

Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact

Habitat International Inc. has won plenty of awards, not for what it makes but for what it promotes -- employment for the disabled and disadvantaged. ...