2018 Accenture Study

A 2018 Accenture study revealed:

Firms with the best practices in hiring individuals with disabilities saw:

28 percent higher revenue

Double the net income

30 percent higher profit margins

On average over a 4-year period.

Further:

It’s estimated that if the number of people with disabilities in the labor force grew only 1 percent the U.S. gross domestic product could expand by as much as $25 billion.

About 61 million Americans have some kind of disability.

My goal is to publish the print and e-book copies of Working Assets: A Career Guide for Peers in this coming summer.

One of the workers quoted in the news article that referenced the 2018 study:

“has long felt the limitations of other people’s expectations.”

James Geary lives with cerebral palsy. People discounted why he would be going to college since they thought no employer would hire him.

Today he’s working at his dream job courtesy of InReturn Strategies a recruiting firm that was founded to tackle “the disability employment gap.”

In the end that is what my goal is too:

To help people living with mental health challenges find purposeful work that gives us joy and dignity.

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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