Employing An Under-Utilized Workforce: Granite Staters With Disabilities

Oct 23, 2017

A recent nationwide survey of supervisors finds that many businesses are not taking full advantage of resources available to train and employ those with disabilities. We'll look at the results of this survey, employment trends for adults with disabilities both nationally and in New Hampshire, and how employers can (and why they should) take advantage of this workforce. 


GUESTS:

  • Andrew Houtenville - Director of Research at the Institute on Disability at UNH. He is also an associate professor of economics, and co-Principal Investigator of the Kessler Foundation Employer Practices Survey. 
  • John O'Neill - Director of Disability and Employment Research at the Kessler Foundation
  • Kimberly Phillips - Project Director at the Institute on Disability at UNH, and Kessler Foundation Supervisor of the Perspectives Survey. 
  • Nora Driscoll - Program coordinator at LIFE-OP, a post-secondary education and vocational program at the Nashua Center for Young Adults Living with Developmental Disabilities. 

Related Reading:

"Survey: Employers Miss Opportunities for Disabled Workers," by the New York Times. 

The Institute on Disability has a series of data briefs and reports about adults with disabilities across the state. Check out their reports on public health, employment, health care access, and more

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has a website dedicated to employment rights for individuals with disabilities