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For Business Leaders

NOD and our corporate partners are committed to building a workforce that mirrors our customers and clients. Maximizing corporate diversity means including individuals with disabilities. The result is improved creativity, enhanced innovation, and elevated customer service—essential aspects to achieving premier status as a diverse employer.

Businesses across the United States have begun to realize that hiring talented candidates with disabilities makes good business sense, especially when you consider that employees with disabilities can help ease concerns about labor supply and provide additional resources to help satisfy workforce planning strategies, people with disabilities have equal or higher job performance ratings*, and the disability market, which includes customers with disabilities and their markets, represents $1 trillion in disposable income.**

Engagement Opportunities

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Bridges: Advisory Services

Train with the best—NOD’s Bridges: Advisory Services experts provide customized training and program design to corporations across a range of industries in an ongoing initiative to help employers to effectively recruit, hire, train, and retain job-seekers with disabilities. Learn more.

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Disability Employment Tracker

The Disability Employment Tracker can confidentially assess your company’s disability and veteran employment practice, benchmark your efforts against leading practices, and use results to educate internal stakeholders on successes and opportunities. Learn more.

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CEO Council

We invite you to join our corporate CEO Council, comprised of leading companies that recognize that hiring people with disabilities is good for business – and a critical mark of good corporate citizenship. Learn more.


Leading Employment Practices for Hiring People with Disabilities

NOD has partnered with employers, human resources and diversity managers to bring our expertise on timely disability employment into businesses across the country. Our publications offer leading practices to employers seeking to hire people with disabilities. See more topics.

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Bridge to Business Evaluation OFCCP Forum: Planning for Change Identifying and Selecting a Community Rehabilitation Provider

Leading Employment Practices for Hiring Veterans with Disabilities

NOD is helping veterans with serious disabilities achieve meaningful, rewarding and sustainable careers in the civilian sector. Our staff, in partnership with the military, businesses and service providers, have researched and developed tools to ease this transition. The following briefs addressing how to successfully integrate veterans into civilian careers. See more topics.

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WWC 4 year Report Hiring America’s Best Return to Careers