Especially4U Catering & Restaurant Employer Story

Honored as an Outstanding Employer, Business Owner Shayann Jones shares her experience working with individuals who have disabilities.

Diversify Your Workforce

Finding qualified and dependable employees is one of the greatest challenges many business leaders face. People with disabilities have the talents, skills and abilities you need. They are dependable, enthusiastic and some of the most loyal employees you will find.

Many of America's finest companies seek and hire people with disabilities, and they have found it to be an appropriate and effective business move. Why not join them?

Resources to Get Started

Benefits to Employers

Employers Agree

"I would say honestly if itís the right person give them a shot. Donít think their disability is going to be extra time or a burden because in reality it hasnít put any extra burden on us at all." -- Hunter Hardt, Assistant General Manager, Homewood Suites by Hilton

"A person with a disability is often more loyal and dedicated; you can count on them to come to work. It's more than a good business practice; it's the best thing to do for my business." -- Joel Hullet, General Manager, Wal-Mart

"You get so much more out of it [hiring people with disabilities] than any amount of money. You can't buy that kind of feeling. It's so rewarding." -- Linda Nunes, T.J. Maxx

On-the-Job Training

On-the-Job Training is an opportunity for you, the employer, to mentor a person with a disability. By participating in OJT, you have the opportunity to see if the job and your business are a good fit with the trainee.

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In addition, federal tax credits may be available to employers who hire individuals with disabilities into permanent positions. To become an OJT employer, fill out the On-the-Job Training Application for Vendors (PDF).

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