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As an employer, you should realize that there is an untapped labor force among people with disabilities here in the state – people who make outstanding employees. According to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (ICP), hiring people with disabilities can:

  • Improve productivity and reduce turnover by almost 50%
  • Include employees who have equal to or better overall job performance ratings than fellow workers

Many of these candidates are well prepared, have earned certifications and have post-secondary education. In fact, of the 6,400 candidates placed by North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (NCVR) in 2016:

  • 57% earned a high school diploma or equivalent
  • 25% had some post-secondary education
  • 14% held a license, certification or degree including 330 associate, 285 bachelors, 80 masters and 10 advanced degrees

And, they are job ready! NCVR:

  • Has over 4,000 applicants who are pre-qualified and “job-ready” from month to month
  • Places thousands of people each year in healthcare, hospitality and personal services jobs
  • Provides over 1,500 employees to the transportation, manufacturing and construction sector each year
  • Fills an additional 500 positions in the business, professional and financial services areas as well

To recruit and employ these talented people, you can rely on NCVR who offers recruitment and job placement services to employers at no charge. Click on the buttons below for more details:

      Recruitment &
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   Assistive
Technologies &
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   Employing People
with Disabilities –
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   Successful
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Protecting Employee Benefits: In some cases, people with disabilities receive Social Security or healthcare benefits that can be affected by employment income. There are incentive programs to encourage working that protect those benefits
as employees transition to work and financial independence. In such cases, employers should encourage the employee to contact a WIPA disability benefits counselor for advice. Cllck here to see a list of disability benefits couselors in NC.

About the EveryBody Works NC Campaign

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) has joined with the North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (NCVR) and the North Carolina Business Leadership Network (NCBLN) to promote employment for people with disabilities across the state through the EveryBody Works NC campaign. EveryBody Works NC seeks to create employment opportunities and reduce unemployment among people with disabilities of all kinds across North Carolina.

For more information about employer recruitment and business services, contact your local NCVR Office or visit these websites:

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Contact Us

North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
3125 Poplarwood Court
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27604
Info@nccdd.org
919-850-2901 (voice/tdd)
800-357-6916 (voice/tdd)
800-357-6916 (TTY)
919-850-2915 fax