Executives need to do more for disabled staff

Executives need to do more for disabled staff

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Executives need to do more for disabled staff

Tuesday December 07 2021 disability By KELLY BUCKLAND
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Summary

  • Workers with disabilities are essential to our economy, comprising the nation’s third-largest labour market segment.
  • As businesses consider how to spur an economic recovery, it is incumbent upon corporate leaders to seize on this moment and take the lead in not only bringing those with disabilities back into the fold but to creating environments in which they can thrive and grow their careers.

The Covid-19 pandemic exposed the systemic inequities that have long plagued our country’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities. This has been particularly true for workers with disabilities, many of whom are confronting new challenges that are making it difficult to remain in the workforce.

Workers with disabilities are essential to our economy, comprising the nation’s third-largest labour market segment. But while…

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