We have conducted workshops and provided consulting services to businesses, educational providers, mental health staff, family members, direct benefits recipients and other community-based organizations. Here are just a few ways hiring people with disabilities can benefit your business:
Tax incentives are in place to encourage employers to hire people with disabilities, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides a tax credit of up to $2,400 per individual hired. Small businesses also can receive a tax credit for the cost of accommodations, covering 50% of eligible expenditures up to $10,000.
Washington Mutual, a financial services company, reported an 8% percent attrition rate in 1999 among people with disabilities working at its call centers, compared to an overall rate of 45 percent. Cost to recruit, train, and develop new employees was $15,000. Washington Mutual saved money by hiring more people with disabilities because they had better attendance and were more committed to their jobs.
National Organization of Disability, Craig Gray, Director of EmployAbility, 2001
Contact Crossroads at (916) 457-1900 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help you:
92% of Americans view companies that hire people with disabilities more favorably.
Reduce training and recruitment cost: People with disabilities have equal to or higher performance rates and are less likely to resign and move onto another job.
Diversifying your workforce may appeal to a diverse customer base. One in five Americans has a disability, representing $1 trillion in purchase power.