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Hiring Your Workforce

Business benefits when qualified workers with disabilities are a part of the workforce. A diverse workplace benefits the business and meets the needs of the customers or clients. It begins with effective recruiting of candidates and understanding how to accommodate the employee to enable him or her to complete the essential functions of the position. A person's disability does not define who they are or how they do the job. Skills, abilities and experience define each employee in a business. Each person is unique and brings his or her own attributes, strengths and personality to the business.

Learn more about recruiting, hiring, accommodating and advancing people with disabilities in your business.

Utah Business - What businesses are diversifying their workplaces? What does it mean to be "Disability Friendly"?

Supporting Utah Business - PWDNET, Utah's Business Relations Team, is available to provide customized consultation, information and training to business, at no cost. These experts have assembled from several agencies and organizations to meet business needs. Options for distributing job postings available.

ADA and Business - The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 and the amendments in 2008 have established an environment of diversity in all aspects of American life. Learn how the ADA is applied in business.

Tax Credits and Incentives - Access federal and state tax credits when hiring people with disabilities.

U.S. Business Leadership Network - A national business to business organization serving over 5,000 employers to help build workplaces, marketplaces, and supply chains where people with disabilities are respected for their talents and skills. Find your Utah chapters!

Upcoming events with Utah Businesses:

March 13, 2012: Just for Business workshop. You and your Human Resource Staff will learn more about hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities as well as have the opportunity to meet with specialists and learn about resources available to business. This half day event includes lunch. To learn more, contact Leah Lobato at (801) 887-9538.

April 12, 2012: Work Ability Job Fair. Recruit employees at this job fair targeting job seekers with disabilities. To learn more, contact Leah Lobato at (801) 887-9538.