NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS DISABILITY MAY NOT BE A BARRIER TO WORK
IS DISABILITY A BARRIER TO WORK?
On September 5, 2019, the New York Times published Ben Casselman’s article about disability and work. Casselman wrote, employers like Dell, started a program to hire people with autism.
Kate Cosway, who has a master’s degree, was chosen by Dell for a 12-week internship, which is now becoming a full-time job. Because of the internship program, people with autism are part of the hiring pool, when they weren’t before.
Many big companies are looking outside the traditional workforce for new employees. To lure new hires, for example, companies are offering flexible hours and work-from-home options. They are also giving accommodations to people with disabilities. For example, Dell’s program, mentioned above, is a creative way to entice talent.
DELL IS RECRUITING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Dell’s effort is in response to a growing challenge of low unemployment. The unemployment rate is under 3 percent in Dell’s Austin area and the talent in technical jobs is scarce. Dell needs to tap into new pools of potential workers. It is also trying to hire veterans and people looking to re-enter the work force after an absence. They want to diversify their workforce.
In Ms. Cosway’s case, her internship became a full-time job, because she made the most of her opportunity. She did a project that was going to take all summer to do, in just a few weeks. It was clear to Dell that she is an asset to the company.
SMALL COMPANIES ARE SEEKING DIVERSITY TOO
This isn’t just happening in big companies or in only white-collar work. ZipRecruiter is offering on-the-job training and tuition reimbursement to help unskilled workers climb to the top. People who lack education or who have a disability, can seek employment and get on-the-job training.
The competition for employees is stiff. Some small employers are offering training and also paying higher hourly wages. They are doing this because they need workers.
For big and small companies to reach out to people outside the mainstream is a boon to many job seekers. People with disabilities can often work if given some accommodations. Additionally, they are often very loyal employees.
CANNON DISABILITY’S REPRESENTATIVES WILL WORK ON YOUR DISABILITY CASE
If you want to learn more about the representatives at Cannon Disability Law, then read our About Us page. There you will find more information about our representatives. For example, Andria Summers can help you with your Medicare plan. Likewise, she has also won thousands of disability cases.
Dianna Cannon has many years of experience representing disability claimants. She has been an attorney for thirty years. Ms. Cannon also has licenses in a number of states. For example, she has a law license in California, Utah, Nevada, and Washington State.
Additionally, Brett Bunkall also has significant experience helping people obtain their SSI and SSD benefits. Mr. Bunkall has won thousands of disability hearing. He is an expert. Similarly, all of our representatives are experts. You can trust us to help you receive disability benefits.
DISABILITY CASES ARE OUR SPECIALTY
In the last 30 years, we have won over 20,000 disability hearings for our clients. Additionally, we have won over $100 million in ongoing and past-due SSD and SSI disability benefits for our clients.
During our time in business, we have seen the Social Security Administration change their policies. Over time, it has become more difficult to win Social Security cases.
The medical evidence to prove that you meet SSA’s listing requirements is more stringent. Additionally, those who come to the hearing without representation typically do not win benefits.
Make sure that you hire an attorney with the experience to win your disability benefits. Too much is at stake to attempt to win benefits on your own. If you have a disability and can’t find work, call Cannon Disability Law.