2023 Minnesota Employment Opportunities Study

The latest Employment Opportunities Study has been released by the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD). This research offers insights into the perceptions and experiences of Minnesota employers when it comes to hiring individuals with disabilities. Key takeaways from a random survey of 201 employers in Minnesota are as follows:

🔹 The majority of Minnesota employers with 5 or more employees hire individuals with disabilities.

🔹 Employers express similar satisfaction levels with both employees with disabilities and those without disabilities.

🔹 A little more than half of the employers have found it necessary to make accommodations for their employees with disabilities.

🔹 Businesses that employ individuals with disabilities tend to be larger and more commonly involved in retail trade or manufacturing.

🔹 Over 50% of businesses employing individuals with disabilities received assistance from the Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) provided by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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