Want real inclusivity? Start hiring more people with disabilities

COVID has unveiled new opportunities for employees to shine and showcase their talents. But employers need to make some big changes if they want to tap into a population of millions of workers ready to contribute: employees with disabilities.One in four Americans live with a disability that impacts life activities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and of that population, just 17.9% are employed, compared to 61.8% of individuals without a disability, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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