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Creating Equity within the Workplace

Creating Equity within the Workplace

Employers for Change

The aim of Employers for Change is to provide an employer disability information service.

The service will empower employers with all the information and advice needed to hire, employ, manage and retain staff with disabilities.

Employers for Change

  1. Provides a dedicated service giving advice and information to employers about recruiting and employing people with disabilities;
  2. Hosts a central web-based information resource incorporating guidance and a FAQ section;
  3. Provides and participates in awareness raising and outreach activities;
  4. Maintains links with employer stakeholders and disability stakeholders;
  5. Promotes the positive business case for the employment of people with disabilities.

Statistics - All information available in adjacent text contentThere are more than 1 billion people in the world living with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world's population. (WHO 2020)

In Ireland there are approximately 650,000 people living with a disability. Research shows that people with disabilities have far fewer employment opportunities when compared to their non-disabled peers.

Only 36.5% of people with a disability (aged between 20 and 64) are in employment compared to 72.8% of people without a disability. (CSO 2016)

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The project is supported by

As I Am Chambers Ireland Chime ICTU - Irish Congress of Trade Unions Enterprise Ireland IBEC - Irish Business and Employers Confederation IDA Ireland NDA - National Disability Authority Open Doors Initiative SFA - Small Firms Association Walk

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