From the article, it is estimated that there could be a 41% unemployment figure for disabled vets.
Part of the trouble with recruiting for disabled vets specifically is that employers are not supposed to ask about disabilities in the hiring phase. As I understand things, when an employee makes it known to a supervisor/boss that they have a specific disability, the employer should allow for “reasonable accommodations.” (per the Americans with Disabilities Act[ADA]) Often, the sorts of accommodations probably won’t end up requiring the employer to make significant changes.
- People@Work: The Tough Job of Getting Disabled Veterans Back to Work (dailyfinance.com)
- Skiers with Disabilities Hit the Slopes for 8th Annual Great Lakes Mono-Ski Madness Learn-To-Ski Event (prnewswire.com)
- Vocational Rehabilitation (vabenefitblog.com)
- SINISE SUPPORTS VETS: Gary Sinise supports the troops (politico.com)