ACT CAREER SERVICESACT Career Services works with a variety of job seekers with achieving their employment goals, while assisting a large array of local employers with their recruitment and retention needs. The personalized services job seekers and employers receive through ACT Career Services pays rich rewards for businesses and employees alike. Every day individuals go to work in their jobs at hospitals, Universities, hotels, restaurants and a wide range of business, industry, and government facilities. These employees, dedicated to do their best, return with friendships, financial rewards and satisfaction. Local businesses benefit from having hard working, qualified employees that support their overall operations.
Important Information:A 2006 Gallup Poll found that:
- 87% of the respondents would prefer to give their business to companies that hire individuals with disabilities.
- 92% of the American public views companies who hire individuals with disabilities more favorably than those who do not.
A 2005 study found that 97% of people who have experience hiring people with disabilities would hire individuals with disabilities again.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, workers with disabilities are rated consistently as average or above average in performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility, and attendance.
Studies indicate that workers with disabilities are more likely to stay in jobs longer, reducing high turnover costs.Recent research shows the 46% of employers interviewed stated that accommodations for workers with disabilities cost nothing. $500 was the median one-time expenditure for employers (DOL, 2009).
People with disabilities in the U.S control aggregate annual income of > $1 trillion.
Of the 69.6 million families in the United States, more than 20 million have at least one family member with a disability.
People with disabilities are the largest minority market segment and this is the only group that any of us can become a member of at any time.