Americans with disabilities make up nearly one-fifth of our total population, yet the unemployment rate among them is twice that of the U.S. overall rate. Unfortunately, the rates are even higher for women and minorities with disabilities.
To help these individuals find meaningful employment opportunities, we created the Abilities In Abundance program, which helps workers with disabilities access the security and prosperity that stable jobs can provide.
Skilled, productive workers with disabilities can be brought successfully into the workforce, and can make extraordinary contributions to our economy and our society. Abilities In Abundance works to break down the employment barriers people with disabilities face, such as limited access to skills training, and, too often, unfairly low expectations.
Leading With Heart
The program, led by CVS Health’s Workforce Initiatives team, has spent the past two decades developing relationships with vocational rehabilitation agencies, non-profit organizations, and schools to provide:
These collaborations have resulted in highly successful skills development programs, job training, and placement opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as those with a visual impairment.
Abilities In Abundance programs continue to be recognized across the country, demonstrating that hiring people from diverse groups is not only the right thing to do, it makes good business sense.?
To learn more about Abilities In Abundance, contact us at?WI.Info@cvshealth.com.