The Benefits of Hiring GOC Members

The Benefits of Hiring GOC Members

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Development Director

Brett Buell

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Tel: (352) 224-5523

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 503

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination and requires employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that exceed $10,000 to take affirmative action to hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities.


Employer Assistance and Resource Network

Resources to help employers recruit, hire, retain and advance individuals with disabilities

Best Practices in Supported Employment

Pre-Service Training


Job Accommodation Network

US Small Business Administration Portal of the U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy

Helps Employers
  • Reduce workers’ compensation and other insurance costs
  • Become educated about their responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Rehabilitation Act
  • Hire, retain, and promote qualified employees with disabilities;
  • Provide information on accommodation options and practical solutions

  • Benefits to the Employer & Value of a Diverse Workforce

    • It is common for employers to have concerns about hiring workers from groups that have not previously contributed to their business.
    • Every person has the ability to be a valuable and dedicated partner in the workplace.
    • No one is vocationally impaired.
    • Tap into a reliable pool of workers who have above average performance, attendance, and safety records.
    • Minimize problems with stability, attendance, and safety.
    • Hiring individuals with unique needs (some visible, some not) offers an employer a higher employee retention rate and less turnover than the traditional workforce.
    • Higher Retention equals Increased Profits!
    • By hiring people with impairments your business may qualify for the following financial incentives: Small Business Tax Credit, Architectural/Transportation Tax Deduction, and Work Opportunity Tax Credit.
    • Hiring a more diverse workforce demonstrates a company‚Äôs commitment to nondiscrimination and will build a better community image which will lead to an increased customer base.
    • Hiring workers with impairments gives the employer experience in working with non-traditional workforces, and will better prepare the employer to cope with future labor-short economies.
    • The most requested accommodation from this untapped workforce is for a flexible schedule.