More MS news articles for Mar 2002

Most employers 'never have chance to employ a disabled person'

13 March 2002

Three out of four employers claim they have never had the opportunity to employ a disabled person, says a new survey.

This is despite almost half the 2.6 million unemployed people receiving benefits saying they want to work. The survey was commissioned by David Kay of the Leonard Cheshire charity, which is involved in running the recruitment website, said opportunities were there but employers were not taking them. "If we can get employers to think about it, then there's hope for those people who want to work".

The survey found more than two-thirds of companies with 15 or more employees did not have any who were disabled.