Alert your IT head: There’s a willing, skilled group of tech workers you may have overlooked.
Companies looking for qualified IT job applicants should consider people with disabilities as a part of their applicant pool.
This message is being spread by Project HIRED, a San Jose, CA-based nonprofit that helps people with disabilities obtain and sustain employment.
Potential workers ignored?
Project HIRED places clients in all sectors, but has seen more demand for IT skills recently, says its executive director, Gwen Ford.
More companies are hiring disabled people for IT roles because the jobs typically don’t require a lot of physical work. In addition, many Project HIRED clients come highly skilled in IT. Some of them have hired on with companies like Oracle and Yahoo.
Many Project HIRED clients are based in and around Silicon Valley, but the organization also works remotely with clients across the U.S.
Project HIRED does not charge clients for its services.
For more info on Project HIRED, go here.