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31 Aug, 2011

Australian report calls on employers to give people with a disability a go

Minister for Employment Participation, Kate Ellis today released the Employer perspectives on recruiting people with disability and the role of Disability Employment Services study.

This new study shows that while employers generally agree that people with disability have a good attitude towards work, many continue to operate under the misconception that people with disability will be less productive.

The study finds employer attitudes have changed little since 2007 when similar research was conducted and concludes that employers today are showing greater sensitivity to potential cost factors associated with hiring someone with a disability than three years earlier.

“The Australian Government believes all Australians deserve to be included in the economic and social life of the community and one of the best ways of achieving this is through having a job,” Ms Ellis said.

“Today I am calling on Australian employers to recognise the many benefits of hiring someone with a disability and giving them a chance to have a decent job and contribute to our economy.”

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