Why hire someone with Down syndrome?
Employing people with Down syndrome (Ds) is more than just about doing good; it’s about doing what’s good for your business.
They’re Capable & Qualified
People with Ds are just like anyone else. They have strengths, weaknesses, talents and skills. They may have qualities and skills that you value in an employee.
Commonly, people with Ds are grateful to have a job. They thrive on having a purpose and a daily routine; making them reliable, punctual and dedicated employees.
Job seekers with Ds want to work and are eager for the opportunity to utilize their skills, contribute and succeed.
Morale & Teamwork
More often than not, worker with Ds are happy to be working and exhibit an enthusiastic attitude that boosts camaraderie and teamwork among all employees.
Productivity & Performance
Employers report that workers with Ds perform no different than their non-disabled colleagues. Most people with disabilities are diligent, detail-oriented and committed to their responsibilities.
Employees with Ds have a high degree of loyalty to their employers. They often remain with a company for years, reducing employee turnover.
Untapped Labor Pool
People with Ds are part of a talent pool of qualified and skilled workers often overlooked by employers.
Your business may qualify for tax credits when you hire job seekers who face barriers to employment.
A diversified workforce promotes an inclusive culture where differences, perspectives and creativity are valued—a culture that appeals to a talent pool that organizations want to attract.
When organizations focus on how people’s abilities and skills can contribute to the bottom line, it’s a win-win situation for employers and all their employees.