Providing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources to Companies that Champion Disability Inclusion
Raleigh and Scottsdale, AZ (June 8, 2022) – Disability inclusion often focuses on the emotional and societal benefits of accommodating people with disabilities, but there are also clear business benefits. According to a 2018 study, companies that prioritize disability inclusion have higher revenues, income, and profit margins than their peers.
The collaboration between The Diversity Movement and AbilityLinks enables the partners to combine their expertise to further their mutual goal of greater employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Expert services provided by The Diversity Movement include diversity certifications, digital accessibility solutions, technology products, and more.
This strategic partnership will also promote collaboration with other members of the AbilityLinks community who might benefit from educational opportunities, events, and technology products designed to unlock the power of diverse teams. The Diversity Movement’s unique and transformative mix of training, development, and digital learning with a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens can provide a guide to employing more people with disabilities and creating a workplace where they can thrive.
“AbilityLinks is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, as a result of a unique collaboration between rehabilitation professionals, local inclusive businesses, and individuals with disabilities looking to gain meaningful employment,” said Kate Beck, program coordinator at AbilityLinks. “Today, our nationwide platform serves to increase employment for the largest minority group, promote inclusion by helping companies diversify their workforce, and decrease stigma.”
“At this moment in our economic recovery, all industries are in need of great employees, yet people with disabilities are still twice as likely to be unemployed and also more likely to be underemployed compared to those without a disability.” said Donald Thompson, chief executive officer at The Diversity Movement. “By working together to remove barriers, we enrich and improve the workplace for everyone.”
AbilityLinks professionals offer its site users with a number of services, including:
- Posting jobs and resumes
- Resume and job search consultation
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and job accommodations
- Referrals to programs for disability and employment services nationwide
- Resources for Veterans and information on Veteran-friendly employers
- Tax credits
AbilityLinks is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2002, as a result of a unique collaboration between rehabilitation professionals, local inclusive businesses, and individuals with disabilities looking to gain meaningful employment. Their mission is to help increase employment for individuals with disabilities nationwide. AbilityLinks serves as an online community of job seekers, inclusive employers, and supportive service providers. This community allows members to come together to connect and share valuable networking opportunities.
AbilityLinks helps companies promote inclusion, diversify their workforce, and hire a broad range of individuals. Their current employer sponsors include Amazon, Northwestern Medicine, Magenium Solutions, Fulcrum GT, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Gale Associates, and various other organizations.
About The Diversity Movement
The Diversity Movement offers an employee experience application suite that personalizes DEI for your organization and delivers real-world business outcomes. Our productized DEI journey is built on digital learning tools and content, conversational AI, and analytics. One key offering is our MicroVideo library, a learning platform created to scale DEI learning across the organization. We power scalable and sustainable workplace excellence via a data-driven approach focused on business results. Join the movement at www.thediversitymovement.com.