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October 11, 2017

Survey: Employers miss opportunities to expand jobs for disabled workers

By HOLLY RAMER
Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — Most employers have effective programs for accommodating workers with disabilities, but they often overlook recruiting and training practices that could expand employment opportunities, according to a national survey released Tuesday.

Two-thirds of respondents to the poll of supervising employees said their organizations have policies and procedures to provide requested accommodations to workers with disabilities, and nearly all of them rated those processes as effective. But when it came to specific practices, several that were rated as highly effective were far and few between.


 
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