American Staffing Association Launches Resources Aimed at Increasing Disability Inclusion in Staffing

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The American Staffing Association today announced a new website intended to help employers make their businesses more inclusive for talent with disabilities.

Developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, the site includes resources on best practices for recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing talent with disabilities; what employers need to know about managing a diverse workforce that includes people with disabilities; and ways employers can promote disability inclusion in their internal and external communications. It also provides information on commonsense workplace changes that result in more digitally accessible workplaces.

“Education is the first step to developing inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities,” said Richard Wahlquist, president and chief executive officer of ASA. “As the bridge between employers and job seekers, staffing and recruiting agencies play a unique role in ensuring that people with disabilities have access to the job opportunities they deserve. Our new resource site offers practical and easy-to-use resources for companies looking to develop more disability-inclusive workplaces.”

The launch of the site is the latest joint effort between ASA and ODEP, which signed an alliance in May 2020 to advance the employment of people with disabilities in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industries.

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About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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