Best Workplaces for People With Disabilities

If you have a disability and you're having trouble landing a job, you aren't alone. In fact, many disabled job hunters report having difficulty landing a job despite having multiple degrees and rock-solid references.

If you can relate, the good news is that there are lots of companies that have exceptional work environments that make it a priority to recruit disabled employees.

The following companies, listed in no particular order, have all been recognized for their efforts in creating disability-friendly workplaces.

1

Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young (EY) has been included on multiple yearly lists of top companies for people with disabilities from DiversityInc.

2

Aetna

Aetna is a leader in the insurance market and offers employees a unique, innovative workplace environment. The company offers onsite fitness centers, lifestyle and condition coaching, and massage services.

3

KPMG

KPMG is a professional tax audit company known for its Disabilities Network that uses feedback from disabled employees to improve workplace conditions and retention. DiversityInc named KPMG one of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

4

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems is an IT company that offers alternative career tracks and telecommuting opportunities to disabled employees. The company welcomes diversity and inclusion, and they're committed to creating products and services that are accessible to people with disabilities. They also offer onsite health centers and pharmacies, as well as healthcare incentives.

5

Merck & Co.

Merck & Co. is committed to incorporating inclusion and diversity into its leadership model. The company's human resources department includes a Diversity and Inclusion (GD&I) Center of Excellence (CoE) to help in recruiting and retaining disabled employees.

6

Sodexo

Sodexo has the SOAR program (Sodexo Organization of disAbilities Resources). SOAR provides disability awareness training for employees and is also involved in hiring and fostering retention programs for disabled employees. Sodexo consistently receives recognition for its efforts.

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