Source: New York Times For years, companies have maintained low expectations about hiring people with disabilities. Most of these companies believed that employees with disabilities could not perform well in the workplace and that actively hiring them would drag company performance and profits down. Thankfully, over time, many employers have come to understand that these […]
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The Business Leadership Network, East Hawai`i Chapter, is holding its 5th annual Ho`omohala Awards banquet on September 27, 2014 (Saturday) at the `Imiloa Astronomy Center and is currently seeking nominations to recognize employers who have directly contributed to the employment of persons with physical, developmental, or mental disabilities. The Ho`omohala Awards Program will honor employers […]
WASHINGTON, DC (June 26, 2014) – Today, the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) unveiled the first Annual Disability Equality IndexSM (DEISM). Created by the DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, the DEI is an online benchmarking tool that […]
The Disability Equality Index (DEISM) is a joint initiative of the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Developed by the DEISM Advisory Committee, a diverse group of business leaders, policy experts, and disability advocates, the DEISM is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity […]
WASHINGTON, DC (June 2, 2014) – Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Bond v. United States. The unanimous judgment supports what disability advocates and legal scholars had long contended: that the Bond case is not an obstacle to ratifying the Disability Treaty. The coalition of American businesses alongside […]
At the Invitation of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), during the Press Conference that DOJ held on April 8 at the United States Attorney’s Office in Providence, Rhode Island, USBLN® Executive Director Jill Houghton shared the support of private business to provide career opportunities at competitive wages for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities […]
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