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:
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:
And, they are job ready! NCVR:
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:
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.
The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) has joined with the North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation (NCVR) and Disability:IN North Carolina (formerly 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: