Earlier this month, the unemployment rate was reported as holding steady at 5%. For people with disabilities, it’s a much different picture at 12.1%. Disability inclusion has become a priority for many companies, especially in light of the Section 503 changes in 2014. Unfortunately myths and unspoken concerns about employing people with disabilities continue to create employment barriers. Deane Osner of Member company Shaw Industries doesn’t want job seekers with disabilities to give up. In fact, he’s encouraging them to address the challenge by helping to educate employers. Here’s what he had to say:
Have you ever heard of the NLx? The acronym is short for the National Labor Exchange, which is a partnership between DirectEmployers and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).
In this video, NASWA’s Deputy Executive Director, Workforce Development Director talks “unplugged” or off-script about the partnership, what makes it unique and how it benefits employers, job seekers and veterans.