These are the leading disability employers in 2020

By: Lily Martin, Monster Contributor 

Retrieved from Monster, These are the leading disability employers in 2020

These employers are dedicated to disability inclusion and recognize the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.

These are the leading disability employers in 2020These employers are dedicated to inclusivity.

While October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, unemployment for adults with disabilities is an epidemic in the workforce that’s seen all year, every year. That said, there are disability employers out there that are committed to changing things, such as Microsoft and SAP, which have special programs for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for workers with disabilities in 2019 was 7.3%—more than double that for those with no disability. Although the unemployment rate for workers with disabilities has declined over the years—it was 14.5% in 2009, when the unemployment rate for persons with a disability was first reported by the BLS—there is still much more that needs to be done to help workers with disabilities find jobs.

Fortunately, some best-in-class employers are already leading the way in disability inclusion in the workplace. Every year, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) recognizes these top companies for not only leading the way in inclusion, but also for tapping into the many benefits that come with hiring talent with disabilities, which include high rates of productivity, strong dedication, and greater engagement at work.

Listed below in alphabetical order, these companies run the gamut from banks and insurance providers to manufacturers and health care companies. Click through the links below to see if one of them would be a good fit for you.

Top disability employers of 2020

  1. Accenture
  2. American Heart Association
  3. Anthem
  4. AT&T
  5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  6. Blue Shield of California
  7. Boeing
  8. BP
  9. Capital One
  10. Casagnial
  11. Centene Corporation
  12. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  13. Cigna
  14. Comcast
  15. Cox Communications
  16. Dow
  17. DTE Energy
  18. Eli Lilly and Company
  19. Endeavors Unlimited
  20. Eversource Energy
  21. Ernst & Young (EY)
  22. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  23. FirstEnergy
  24. General Motors
  25. The Hershey Company
  26. Hilton
  27. Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey
  28. Humana
  29. Idaho National Laboratory
  30. Kaiser Permanente
  31. KeyBank
  32. KPMG
  33. Lockheed Martin
  34. L’Oreal
  35. Marriott International
  36. Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  37. Mastercard
  38. Mayo Clinic
  39. Moffitt Cancer Center
  40. National Grid
  41. National Security Agency
  42. Nautilus Hyosung America
  43. New Editions Consulting
  44. Northrop Grumman
  45. Procter & Gamble
  46. Project Hired
  47. Prudential Financial
  48. Puerto Rico Industries for the Blind (PRIFB)
  49. PwC
  50. Randstad
  51. Reed Smith
  52. SEI
  53. Sempra Energy
  54. Sony
  55. Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  56. Tata Consultancy Services
  57. TD Bank
  58. Tennessee Vally Authority (TVA)
  59. TIAA
  60. U.S. Bank
  61. United Airlines
  62. Unum Group
  63. Vertical Harvest
  64. The Viscardi Center
  65. Walgreens
  66. The Wehrman Collaborative (WeCo)
  67. Wells Fargo
  68. Yale New Haven Health
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