The Benefits of Hiring People with Unique Abilities

Mar 21, 2017


To strengthen Florida’s economy and workforce, the Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program recognizes businesses that are committed to providing career and financial opportunities to individuals with unique abilities and assisting the organizations that support them.  This program works with local, state and national businesses to enhance the employment experience for both employers and workers.  Here are a few of the benefits to being a Florida Unique Abilities Partner:

  • Diversification of the workplace. A diverse workforce provides the ability to experience different perspectives and solutions in a work environment of solidarity and respect.
  • Increased morale. Companies that are committed to inclusiveness see a boost in the morale of current employees by providing them with the opportunity to work alongside colleagues of various backgrounds who have a positive work ethic and unique skill set.
  • Excellent problem solving. People with disabilities often have a lifetime of experience in solving unique problems, using their resilience in not allowing their disability to hinder their desire to work as a step to solve other challenges in the workplace.
  • Added brand value. Hiring people with disabilities adds value to your brand by showing your company cares about inclusivity in the workplace and highlights employees’ unique contributions by hiring a diverse workforce.

The Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program encourages businesses of all sizes to help advocate and raise awareness about the economic and social benefits of employing Floridians with unique abilities.  Businesses seeking to hire these individuals are helping to reduce unemployment while enhancing and boosting morale at their company.

Businesses are encouraged to apply if they meet the program criteria. An individual can also nominate a business that may meet the criteria. For more information on how to join the Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program, please click here.

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