Since 1900, Workshops, Inc. has served people with disabilities in the Birmingham area by providing job training and employment opportunities that lead to full inclusion in the life of our community. We also serve local businesses by providing cost-effective solutions for assembly, mailing & fulfillment, handwork for the print industry, and employment.
A visit to Workshops, Inc. makes a lasting impression on our guests, and we hope that this website will convey that experience in some small way. At Workshops we are privileged to serve some very inspirational people - people with a wide range of physical and/or intellectual disabilities - who take pride in their work and demonstrate exceptional effort just for the opportunity to earn a living.
Thanks for visiting our site. Before you go, please consider how you might support the vital work of Workshops, Inc. by making a donation, outsourcing some of your company's work, or simply forwarding information about Workshops to your friends and colleagues.
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than 50% greater than for people without disabilities
People with disabilities constitute the nation's largest minority group, and the only group any of us can become a member of at any time
Of 70 million families in the United States, more than 20 million have at least one family member with a disability
The unemployment rate of people with disabilities is ten times greater than the national unemployment rate
People with disabilities are nearly twice as likely as people without disabilities to have an annual household income of $15,000 or less
According to the U.S. Department of Education, workers with disabilities are rated consistently as average or above average in performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility, and attendance
Alabama has the second highest rate of disability in the U.S.
Harris poll found that 82% of managers said employees with disabilities were no harder to supervise than employees without disabilities
People with disabilities tend to remain on the job and maintain better levels of attendance