When hiring, consider diversity in the widest sense


FOXBusiness writes:

In the workplace the concept of diversity is usually defined by race, color, religion, sex or national origin, with disability sometimes overlooked as a component of a diverse workforce.

While disabled people make up 20.1% of the labor force, according to the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is almost twice as high as that for people without, at 15.2% versus 8.1%, respectively. Experts argue one reason the disabled have a higher unemployment rate is a misguided preconceived belief of obstacles associated with hiring disabled people.

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