Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cost to Keep Disabled Employees is Small, Study Says

More good reasons to hire disabled people ...

"The cost for employers to accommodate employees and job applicants with disabilities is minimal, according to the Department of Labor.

The preliminary findings of a study conducted by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of DOL's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), found almost half of the accommodations needed by disabled employees and job applicants cost nothing. Of those accommodations that do have a cost associated with them, the typical expenditure is around $600, according to the study.

"This new information indicates that for a very small investment in accommodations, an employer can hire or retain a good employee for the business," said Roy Grizzard, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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