Bridging the Employment Gap
Individuals with Disabilities: An Untapped Resource
The employment rate for working age individuals in South Carolina who reported one or more disabilities in 2013 was 31.5% compared to 76.8% for individuals without a disability. This represents a diverse and work ready pool of candidates capable of filling positions across the employment spectrum from the factory floor to the corporate office.
Disability Employment Rate
There are many resources at the local, state, and federal level regarding disability employment. Please take a look at the menu at the top right of this page. If you are unable to find what you are looking for or have questions, please contact Mike Teachey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Myth vs. Fact:
Individuals with disabilities may be the best workers few people know about. Employers too often overlook qualified candidates with disabilities based on false assumptions and inaccurate information.
- NO COST 57% 57%
- $500 43% 43%
Source: Employer Assistance and Resource Network
People under 65 in Greenville County with a Disability: Census 2012 - 2016
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