This hiring opportunity combined with the need among companies to meet their diversity objectives, make the Disaboomjobs.com employer section a highly valuable resource for HR professionals.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 28, 2008
Companies and HR departments now have a new resource to help diversify their employment efforts. Disaboom (OTCBB: DSBO; disaboom.com), the largest online community designed for people with disabilities, as well as friends, family and caregivers, today announced the launch of its new employer section at Disaboomjobs.com. In addition to a searchable job database populated by leading organizations such as Prudential, T-Mobile, Deloitte & Touche and Walgreens, the site also focuses on fighting an unemployment epidemic and educating companies on the vast benefits of hiring employees with disabilities.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, people with disabilities make up the largest minority in America, consisting of more than 54 million people; however, more than 65% of this labor pool is unemployed.
"With the millions of people with disabilities unemployed, this population represents the single greatest hiring opportunity in our country today," said Dr. Glen House, founder of Disaboom. "This hiring opportunity combined with the need among companies to meet their diversity objectives, make the Disaboomjobs.com employer section a highly valuable resource for HR professionals."
In the new Disaboom employer section, employers can:
- Evaluate their company's current recruiting and hiring practices and identify the risks;
- Determine if they are eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which according to The Government Accounting Office, has a surplus of more than $4.2 billion in tax credits unclaimed each year;
- Dispel the most common myths about employees with disabilities;
- Submit a company profile that specifically delineates the corporate hiring objectives and practices that is seen by nearly 200,000 visitors each month;
- Search a growing resume bank to identify qualified candidates.
"Unfortunately, stereotypes about people with disabilities are still prevalent in the workplace, making it extremely challenging to find employment," continued Dr. House. "But companies that don't embrace this community are missing out. Studies by DuPont indicate that hiring a person with a disability often results in increased productivity, decreased turnover and reduced absenteeism. With disaboomjobs.com, HR professionals now have a place to sort out their practices and meet their company's hiring objectives."
To join leading organizations and list jobs in your organization, visit the Disaboom employer section at disaboomjobs.com and select "For Employers."
Disaboom, Inc. was founded to develop the first interactive online community dedicated to constantly improving the way people with disabilities or functional limitations live their lives. It will also serve as a comprehensive online resource not only for people living with such conditions, but also their immediate families and friends, caregivers, recreation and rehabilitation providers, and employers. There are more than 54 million American adults living with disabilities or functional limitations today in the United States alone. Founded and designed by doctors and fellow disaboomers to meet this community's specific needs, disaboom.com brings together content and tools ranging from specialized health information to social networking to daily living resources, in a single interactive site.