Upcoming Events

Opening the Doors of Small Business to People with Disabilities: Moving Up the Ramp

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Description: 11:00 - 12:00 PM EST

People with disabilities comprise the single largest minority group in the U.S., yet they are significantly underrepresented in today’s labor market. To help small businesses leverage this under tapped talent pool, this two-part webcast series highlights:

  • how the costs of employing people with disabilities, including workers' compensation, health care, accommodations, and legal costs, are much lower than assumed
  • benefits of employing people with disabilities, including retention, productivity, attendance, safety, team performance, and financial incentives
  • how to gain top management commitment to an initiative to employ people with disabilities
  • how to hire qualified employees with disabilities
  • the critical few best practices and successful initiatives to increase the number of individuals with disabilities that fit a small business budget
  • Presenters:
Peter Linkow, Managing Director, Lead Diversity and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board
Judy Young, Assistant Director, Training and Development for the Employment and Disability Institute, Cornell University
Kathy West-Evans, Director of Business Relations for CSAVR (Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation)
Register at the following link: http://askearn.org/webinar_registration.cfm?activity_id=4815