Ten Reasons to Hire

Top Reasons to Hire Persons with Developmental Disabilities

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  • Individuals with developmental disabilities are reliable, dedicated, loyal workers with a positive work ethic.
  • Employers experience low turnover and high retention from employees with developmental disabilities.
  • Individuals with developmental disabilities have lower than average absenteeism, thereby increasing overall productivity.
  • Individuals with developmental disabilities demonstrate high work productivity in a wide range of jobs.
  • Individuals with developmental disabilities contribute to a positive and team-based work environment.
  • Employees with developmental disabilities promote a positive corporate image that increases customer base and loyalty.
  • Systems are in place to match employer needs with employee job skills.
  • No-cost consultation and technical assistance is available to help employers hire people with developmental disabilities and provide on-the-job training.
  • Federal tax incentives for hiring individuals with disabilities improve the employer’s “bottom line.”
  • Hiring individuals with developmental disabilities promotes workforce diversity and is good for the employee, the business, and society.