Incentives for Hiring People With Disabilities
There are many benefits for businesses that hire people with disabilities. These include improvements in job retention; dependability and flexibility; attitude; profitability and a competitive advantage. Businesses that hire workers with disabilities may also be eligible for various state and federal tax incentives.
According to the Job Accommodation Network, the median cost to employers for providing accommodations for employees with disabilities is just $300 (one-time), and many accommodations are lower cost or even free. Hiring qualified workers of all abilities just makes good business sense!
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The Workers (with Disabilities) Employment Tax Credit (WETC) is a New York State tax credit that can result in $2,100 for each individual hired.