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What can Easterseals WorkFirst Employment Service do for your business?

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We are a workforce development company working with people with disabilities. We meet with businesses to learn about their workforce needs and we match an individual with a job that fits their interests. This process benefits both parties, a competent employee for the business and a great job for the individual

When you hire the individual we work with the benefits to your company are many:

When you hire though WorkFirst we provide:

 

Job Support – Your new employee will have a job coach available to learn job tasks, safety rules, procedures and any other job functions.
Future Employees – Come to WorkFirst when you have open positions. We can help you find the right person to fill them.
Employee Training – As leading experts and advocates for people with disabilities, we are available to conduct training or seminars with all of your employees on disability issues.

Myths & the Real Facts for Employers

Myth 1: Hiring employees with disabilities increases workers compensation insurance rates.

Myth 2: Providing accommodations for people with disabilities is expensive.

Myth 3: The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) forces employers to hire unqualified individuals with disabilities.

Myth 4: Employees with disabilities have a higher absentee rate than employees without disabilities.

Myth 5: Under the ADA, an employer cannot fire an employee who has a disability.

The Business Case

Hiring a qualified person with a disability brings greater benefits beyond just filling an open job. There’s a solid business case, too.

Reason 1: Return on Investment

Businesses that employ people with disabilities turn social issues into business opportunities. These opportunities translate into lower costs, higher revenues and increased profits.

INCREASE REVENUES

REDUCE COSTS

ENHANCE SHAREHOLDER VALUE

Reason 2: Marketing

Customers with disabilities and their families, friends and associates represent a trillion dollar market segment. They, like other market segments, purchase products and services from companies that best meet their needs. A large number of Americans also say they prefer to patronize businesses that hire people with disabilities. Increase your opportunity to gain a lasting customer base.

CAPITALIZE ON NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

DEVELOP NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Reason 3: Innovation

Innovation is key to your business’ success. Employees with disabilities bring unique experiences and understanding that transform a workplace and enhance products and services. As part of your team, employees with disabilities help build your business and can lead your company into the future.

WORKPLACE INNOVATION

PRODUCT AND SERVICE INNOVATION

DEFINE THE FUTURE

(Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of
Disability Employment Policy)

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