Once consumers have shown the Workshops staff that they have the habits and skills needed to be good employees, our staff helps each individual find his/her place in the community. Many area employers have come to recognize Workshops as a reliable employment agency - referring only those individuals who have proven employability. Workshops staff will even go out to local places of employment to coach our consumers once they have been placed in jobs.
Next time your company needs a new employee, please let us know. Hiring a Workshops consumer not only offers an opportunity for a person with disabilities to make a living, but can also add richness of experience and diversity to your company. We can also make you aware of some tax incentives for hiring persons with disabilities.
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.