Best Way For Disabled Workers To Find A New Job

man in wheelchair job search
man in wheelchair job search



By Suzanne Robitaille


In the world of job hunting, finding meaningful work can sometimes feel like spearfishing off a cliff. And if you happen to have a disability, that cliff can be a steep one.

People with disabilities often face a slew of attitudes and misconceptions from employers who may view disability as a weakness instead of an asset. Perhaps that's why the unemployment rate for working-age people with disabilities in July was 13.4 percent, which is 5 percentage points higher than for those without disabilities (8.4 percent).