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Workers with disabilities Can Solve Corporate America's Talent Vacancies | Gov. Tom Ridge on Fox Business

Jul 13, 2016

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###Gov. Tom Ridge calls on businesses to tap into the talents people with disabilities offer###

WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2016) - Today, Gov. Tom Ridge, Chairman of the National Organization on Disability, spoke with Fox Business about the many benefits Americans with disabilities are offering to the business community.

“One of the highest priorities in corporate America for the next 20 years is filling millions and millions of vacancies due to retirement and due to the new jobs that will be created in this economy.”

“There is a huge, vast, untapped pool of 24 million working aged Americans that have disabilities…. And if you hire an employee [with a disability, you’ll retain] a loyal employee with less absenteeism, great productivity, and good safety records. So we say to corporate America, if you want to fill vacancies in the future, hire Americans with disabilities.”

Learn how the National Organization on Disability partners with leading companies, like Starbucks, Capital One and Lowe’s, to advance their disability inclusion agendas.