ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Disability Inclusion, a leading consultancy firm that designs and develops comprehensive disability employment and inclusion strategies for Fortune 500 companies and U.S. Federal contractors, announced it is a 2015 recipient of a Mission Main Street Grants award from Chase. Global Disability Inclusion was chosen from a field of 30,000 applicants to be one of 20 small businesses to receive a $100,000 grant, and a trip to Premier Sponsor LinkedIn's California headquarters to receive insights and expertise to help the company continue growing its disability inclusion business.
Created by Chase to celebrate National Small Business Week, the Mission Main Street Grants program helps worthy and successful small businesses grow and improve. After a period of public voting, businesses who receive at least 250 votes are judged by a panel of experts from a diverse group of companies supporting small businesses.
Global Disability Inclusion, led by two of the nation's top disability employment experts, Meg O'Connell and Deb Russell, focuses strategy and programming on three key areas – the workplace, the workforce, and the marketplace – to help companies realize the advantages of disability inclusion across their business.
"Disability inclusion is about increasing organizational competitiveness, and we believe this grant symbolizes the important role it can play to a company's bottom line," said Meg O'Connell, Managing Partner at Global Disability Inclusion. "With this grant, we will have an even greater ability to deliver customized, comprehensive strategies that take companies' disability programming from a focus on being compliance-based, to one focused on competitiveness."
"Employees with disabilities have 48 percent greater tenure than all other colleagues, and 40 percent less absenteeism," said Deb Russell, Managing Partner at Global Disability Inclusion. "These statistics can affect companies' efficiency and profitability, and are just one of many reasons why we believe it pays to think of disability inclusion not as charity, but as valuable workplace diversity."
About Global Disability Inclusion, LLC
Global Disability Inclusion, LLC is a disability owned business founded on the principle of bringing the most experienced consultants together to provide one resource to address all disability employment and inclusion needs both domestically and abroad. The firm's team of consultants has extensive experience in designing, developing and implementing disability employment and inclusion programs for hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies across multiple industries. Learn more about Global Disability Inclusion, LLC at www.GlobalDisabilityInclusion.com, connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlobalDisabilityInclusion or follow @GlobalDisabilityIncl on Twitter.
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