Hiring Myths & Facts

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Myth: Accommodations will be too expensive.
Fact: Most accommodations are free or cost less than $500, and VR will provide advice on how to make accommodations, if needed.

Myth: If I hire a person with a disability, I will have to give them extensive training.
Fact: VR offers qualified applicants who are ready to work or On-the-Job Training to get the employee properly trained for the job.

Myth: My employees are not comfortable working with a person who has disabilities.
Fact: Workers with disabilities can have a positive effect on coworkers, and VR offers on-site Disability Awareness Training.

Myth: There are no benefits from hiring a person with disabilities.
Fact: People with disabilities have fewer scheduled absences and stay on the job longer than those without disabilities. In addition, tax credits through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be available to employers who hire individuals with disabilities.