More people with disabilities are getting jobs. Here’s why.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on More people with disabilities are getting jobs. Here’s why.

Source:  CNN Money /   @juliakhorowitz / January 26, 2018: 10:31 AM ET


In June 2017, Christopher Morris started work as an associate at Ernst & Young.

The 36-year-old is one of 14 people in the professional services firm’s “neurodiversity” program, which hires people on the autism spectrum to work on its accounting and analytics projects.

 Over the next three years, Ernst & Young plans to brings dozens more people like Morris on board.

“We need the talent wherever we can get it. Whichever way it’s packaged. There is a shortage, particularly in our skills areas,” said Lori Golden, who is leading the charge at EY to hire more people with disabilities.

It’s not just Ernst & Young. With unemployment at a low 4.1%, fewer people are looking for jobs. As a result, many employers are having a hard time finding people qualified to fill the positions they have open.

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