The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Releases Business Roundtable Report to Improve Employment Rate of Americans with Disabilities

In the continuing effort to support RSA’s dual customers (individuals with disabilities and employers), RSA Commissioner, Janet LaBreck, conducted a series of roundtable discussions with business and industry leaders in 2015 and 2016. These roundtable discussions focused on employment in four high-demand business areas in the following sectors: Federal contracting, banking/finance, health care, and information technology (IT). The purpose of these discussions was to engage the business community in dialogue concerning their human capital needs and challenges, skill needs and job requirements, recruitment strategies, and methods to employ more job seekers with disabilities.
The report presents the findings of the roundtables in relation to several of RSA’s current activities and the work of the State vocational rehabilitation agencies. Additionally, recommendations are presented in two broad areas: (1) recommendations for improved employer engagement and (2) recommendations for meeting the needs of businesses. Download the report at RSA’s National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM).