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Hire individuals with disabilities. Get a significant ROI.

The following information and links are provided as resources to assist you in hiring qualified individuals with disabilities—people who can provide a significant yield on your employment investment.

If you have questions or need further details, please call 801-245-7350.




Leading companies that are working successfully toward disability inclusion have achieved tangible financial benefits. For example, the research shows that leading companies were, on average, twice as likely to have higher total shareholder returns than those of their peer group.*

Companies that have improved their inclusion of persons with disabilities over time were four times more likely to have total shareholder returns that outperform those of their close competitors.*
Some companies are not taking advantage of the benefits of disability initiatives. While many are concerned about the costs of accommodating persons with disabilities, these are actually minimal and fruitful investments. According to employers participating in a recent study by Job Accommodation Network, a service from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, a high percentage (59 percent) of accommodations cost absolutely nothing to make, while the rest typically cost only $500 per employee with a disability.*
Persons with disabilities often work to find creative solutions to adapt and grow within their communities. As such, many develop strengths such as problem-solving skills, agility, persistence, forethought and a willingness to experiment—all of which are essential for innovation.*

Having employees with disabilities across departments helps ensure that the products and services that go to market are truly inclusive.* All workers benefit from a more diverse workplace. Studies show that working alongside employees with disabilities makes non-disabled individuals more aware of how to make the workplace more inclusive and better for everyone. Staff turnover is also lower—by up to 30 percent—when a well-run disability community outreach program is in place.**

*The Disability Inclusion Advantage, a 2018 research conducted by Accenture, in partnership with AAPD and Disability:IN

**Disability Employment and Inclusion: Your Guide to Success — Business Case, Workplace Initiative, 2017.

New research from Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), reveals that companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more people with disabilities in their workforce have outperformed their peers.

According to other research cited within this report, employees with disabilities offer tangible benefits, including increased innovation, improved productivity and a better work environment.


The Golden Key Awards recognizes those who have helped promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Job Accommodation Network provides a toolkit for reasonable accommodations and hiring.

Americans with Disabilities Act National Network (ADANN) provides information, guidance, and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Think Beyond the Label is a public-private network that works to increase employment for qualified job seekers with disabilities.


The Federal Bonding Program

Federal Bonding Program provides accommodations for employees with disabilities and to make their places of business

Small Business Tax Incentives

Small Business Tax Incentives help employers cover the costs of accommodations in the workplace.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit incentive for employers hiring individuals who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.



Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Business Relations Team

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation Business Relations Team supports and services to assist employers in hiring and retaining people with disabilities.

Department of Workforce Services Employer Resources

Department of Workforce Services Employer Resources page provides employers with economic data and business development resources through the Workforce Development Division Portal.

Department of Workforce Services On-the-Job Training Program

Department of Workforce Services On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program offers reimbursement to employers who provide customized job training to participating employees.

Governor’s Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities

Governor’s Committee on Employment for People with Disabilities (GCEPD) promotes efforts to achieve equal employment opportunities for Utahns with disabilities.

Disability:IN Employer Network

Disability:IN Employer Network are business leaders working together—business-to-business — to promote employment of people with disabilities.

Utah Center for Assistive Technology

Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT) is a statewide resource offering information and technical services to help people with disabilities acquire and use assistive technology devices.

Office of Disability Employment Policy Resources

Office of Disability Employment Policy Resources  (ODEP/DOL) has information to promote an inclusive workforce and increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Division of Services for People with Disabilities

The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) may have programs and services available to help you if you need employment support or other needs to live and work in the community