These are the leading disability employers in 2019
These employers are dedicated to disability inclusion and recognize the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.
October 1, 2019 | Lily Martis, Monster contributor
While October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, unemployment for adults with disabilities is an epidemic in the workforce that’s seen all year, every year.
The unemployment rate for workers with disabilities in 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), was 8%—more than double that for those with no disability. While the unemployment rate for workers with disabilities has declined over the years—it was 14.5% in 2009, when the unemployment rate for persons with a disability was first reported by the BLS—there is still much more that needs to be done to help workers with disabilities find jobs.
Fortunately, some best-in-class employers are already leading the way in disability inclusion in the workplace. Every year, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) recognizes these top employers with a seal for not only leading the way in disability inclusion, but also for tapping into the many benefits that come with hiring talent with disabilities, which include high rates of productivity, strong dedication, and greater engagement at work.
Below are the leading companies with jobs for people with disabilities in 2019. Listed in alphabetical order, these companies run the gamut from banks and insurance providers to manufacturers and health care companies.
Click through the links below to see if one of these companies would be a good fit for you.
Companies hiring workers with disabilities now:
- Department of Veterans Affairs Beckley Medical Center
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
- Capital One
- Colorado Springs Utilities
- Cox Communications
- DTE Energy
- DXC Technology
- Eli Lilly and Company
- Ernst & Young (EY)
- General Motors
- The Hershey Company
- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey
- Idaho National Laboratory
- Kaiser Permanente
- Lockheed Martin
- Marriott International
- Mayo Clinic
- MGM Resorts
- Moffitt Cancer Center
- National Grid
- National Security Agency
- Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Division
- New Editions Consulting
- Northrop Grumman
- Old National Bank
- Procter & Gamble
- Project Hired
- Prudential Financial
- Rangam Consultants
- Reed Smith
- Sempra Energy
- Skookum Contract Services
- TD Bank
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
- S. Bank
- The Viscardi Center
- The Wehrman Collaborative (WeCo)
- Wells Fargo
- See current and past winners of the NOD Leading Disability Employer seal.
- Compete for the 2020 Leading Disability Employer seal by taking NOD’s free and confidential Disability Employment Tracker assessment.
- Read the press release.