There is an enormous untapped talent pool of job seekers in Massachusetts. They happen to have disabilities. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities in MA is 2x higher than it is for those without disabilities.* The unemployment rate specifically for people with visual impairments is even higher.
For that reason...
The MCB Employer Challenge will ask employers to Do One More Thing to reduce stigma and increase employment for people with visual impairments.
More information coming soon!
Special thanks to the Employer Advisory Group (EAG) that continues to provide invaluable campaign feedback and direction:
*U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy