Wisconsinites with disabilities could help address labor shortage, but face obstacles

27 Apr 2023


Wisconsinites with disabilities could help address the state's labor shortage, but despite pushes to boost hiring, most employers' recruitment efforts have ignored potential employees who have disabilities.

A recent survey points out a mismatch between what employers say they value and what they practice when it comes to hiring individuals with disabilities. Most Wisconsin employers say hiring people with disabilities "enriches the diversity climate of the organization and that their workplace is positive and supportive of employing persons with disabilities," according to a 2022 report from the Wisconsin State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and St. Norbert College.

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