In October, the state of Florida launched the Unique Abilities Partner Program to enhance opportunities for individuals with disabilities and the organizations that support them. The Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program was designed to reduce unemployment among those who are willing, ready and able to contribute to our workforce by raising awareness about the economic and social benefits of employing these individuals.
"As businesses set priorities for 2017, I encourage them to join the movement in becoming a Florida Unique Abilities Partner," said Susan Ventura, M.S., President and Chief Executive Officer of Easter Seals Florida, Inc. "The new year is a good time to reflect on your company's progress over the past year and plan for your future success. By becoming a partner, you can send a strong message of social responsibility to current and prospective customers."
Studies demonstrate that diversity and inclusion is good for business. CEB research finds that in a diverse workforce where the perspectives of employees with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences are valued, performance among employees improves by 12 percent, and retention improves by 20 percent.
Visit the Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program website to access resources and learn how to qualify at FloridaUniqueAbilities.org.
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SOURCE Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program