The Benefits of Hiring GOC Members

The Benefits of Hiring GOC Members

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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.

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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

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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.