Disabled people "lack confidence" when it comes to job seeking

04-09-2008

Disabled people
An expert has spoken out on the difficulties facing job seekers with disabilities.

A female spokesperson for employment services provider Remploy has also claimed that disabled candidates often feel they do not possess the skills valuable to employers.

Employers often feel dubious about disabled jobseekers, as they fear making "politically incorrect" statements, she added.

They also worry about the impact in the workplace, it was claimed, with some believing they will have to make "major adjustments" to accommodate their disabled workforce.

Remploy's representative furthered: "Dispelling myths has to be the prime factor in opening up employment opportunities to disabled people in the future."

According to the UK Disability Discrimination Act of 1995, a disabled person is someone who has a "physical or mental impairment" which has an "adverse affect" on their ability to perform everyday tasks.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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