Expect. Employ. Empower. October is Disability Employment Awareness Month!

October 2, 2014 - | , , , , ,

Guess what?! October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Watch Randy Lewis, former VP at Walgreens, share why it’s important for businesses to include people with disabilities. See below some simple ways you can get this video in the hands of all employers in your community. We Need Your Help!!

…you can WIN a copy of Randy Lewis’s book: No Greatness Without Goodness!! Just fill out this form and let us know how you shared! By submitting the form, you will be entered into our drawing taking place at the end of October.

Why Does It Make Good Business Sense to Hire People With Disabilities?

  • Employees with disabilities have equal or lower turnover and absentee rates
  • Employees with disabilities have equal or better safety records, job performance ratings, and job assignment flexibility
  • 92% of customers are more likely to support companies known to hire people with disabilities

Want to know more? Read our Business Case Fact Sheet and share with local businesses and employers to encourage them to hire people with disabilities!

Want someone to speak to your organization about the Business Case for Hiring People with Disabilities? Please email Lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu

Want to keep up to date with resources, news, and events related to transition and employment in Tennessee for people with disabilities? Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter at tennesseeworks.org/subscribe!