Persistence is the key

Over 54 million American citizens are physically disabled which makes them the largest minority in the United States. Two-thirds of these working-age adults are not working, yet the overwhelming majority of them (79%) desire employment. What’s the problem? Why are these people unable to find employment? According to a recent Harris survey, commissioned by the National Organization on Disability, 81% of disabled Americans desiring employment feel that their disability or health problems limit their access to jobs. That is a valid concern.

It is up to each individual to analyze and assess their own situation and explore the viable and reasonable employment opportunities that are available. Some individuals are concerned that employers may see them as incapable of employment. Again, it is up to the individual to present themselves as capable and worthy of employment. Most of all, be present! Able-bodied or disabled, if a potential employer sees that one is consistent and persists, he or she is more likely to get that desired opportunity to prove themselves. At Mays Mission we believe that persistence is a key issue in obtaining gainful employment and encourage employers in our community to hire the disabled.

Thank you for supporting people with disabilities. For more information on how you can help, please call us at 888-503-7955  or email us at info@maysmission.org today. And please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section.

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