A two-year advertising campaign to support businesses to become more confident at recruiting disabled people is being launched by the Government at the UK’s first national Disability Employment Conference.
It comes as new research published this week shows that more disabled jobseekers cite employers’ attitudes (42%) as a barrier to work than transport difficulties (37%).
Around 300 employers, including FTSE 100 companies, small businesses and disabled entrepreneurs will be in attendance at the conference – the first Government conference of its kind – to improve employment outcomes for disabled people.
Plans for a new service for employers specifically for helping disabled people into work – and which make it easier for businesses to hire and keep disabled people in work – will also be on the agenda.
The conference will bring together employers who are exemplars in areas of best practice in disability employment, o