THE POWER OF THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY IS AN INCREDIBLE LABOR AND CUSTOMER MARKET.
Power of the disability community is undeniable. Comprised of individuals with disabilities, plus their close family, friends, and supporters, this community numbers over 55 million people – almost one-third of the United States population. Targeting the disability community as a customer and labor source is a rising trend in the business community.
of customers say they would prefer to patronize businesses that hire employees with disabilities.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE THE LAST UNTAPPED LABOR SOURCE IN THE COUNTRY.
With the baby boom generation retiring, dependable labor sources are critical to future growth. Unemployment for people with disabilities is 30-40% higher unemployment than the traditional population.
Reduce your hiring and training costs by increasing employee retention. The turnover rate for employees with disabilities is 8% compared with 45% for other workers. Employee conflicts and litigation costs are also reduced.
WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT
Receive a federal tax credit for hiring and retaining employees with disabilities and reduce your company's federal income tax liability by as much as $2,400 per qualified new worker.
FEDERAL CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE
Use Talent Connect as your resource for recruitment, hiring and retention of employees with disabilities (for compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act).
PARTNER WITH TALENT CONNECT
Becoming a partner with Talent Connect is easy!
Talent Connect is seeking new partner companies in the hotel and hospitality industry. If you are committed to building a talented, diverse workforce that includes people with disabilities, we'd love to talk to you!
If you would like more information, please contact Joe Dennehy, Project Manager for Talent Connect, via email and he will be in touch. We like to start off by coming to you, seeing your business in action, and talking through how we can help you meet staffing needs through our program.
Joe Dennehy, CHA, CFBE