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Making It Happen
Employment decisions are some of the most important your business will make. Training, productivity, retention, absenteeism - each of these considerations play into finding and keeping good employees.
Empower Missouri wants to help Missouri businesses answer questions, dispel myths and make informed decisions about one of Missouri's most under-valued resources - our diverse labor force.
There are Many Sound Economic Reasons to Employ Individuals with Disabilities
Start with our web-based training: "Employment and People with Disabilities: an Untapped Business Resources". This training was funded by a grant from the Missouri Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities and developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City Institute for Human Development. Go to www.empowermotraining.org.
Myth: Hiring employees with disabilities increases workers compensation rates.
Fact: Insurance rates are based solely on the relative hazards of the operation and the organization's accident experience, not on whether workers have disabilities.
Once you review this site, we encourage you to contact your regional BLN. Business Leadership Network (BLN) is a national organization of business leaders who are committed to an inclusive workforce which includes people with disabilities. This organization recognizes and promotes best practices in hiring, retaining and marketing to people with disabilities. Katherine McCary, President of U.S. Business Leadership Network, recently stated that “Employers across the U.S. are finding that there are many business benefits associated with the employment of people with disabilities and the marketing of products and services to customers with disabilities.” McCary further stated, “People with disabilities have much to contribute, and businesses are taking notice by proactively and successfully including disability as a diversity strategy.”
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