Companies Committed to Diversity/Hiring People With Disabilities

The 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® survey shows these companies make a concerted effort to recruit, retain and promote people with disabilities and to create an inclusive corporate culture for people with both physical and hidden disabilities.

Here are some facts about these top 10 companies:

  • All of them have employee-resource groups for people with disabilities vs. 72 percent of the DiversityInc Top 50 and 40 percent of all survey participants (there were 535 participants this year)
  • They average 7.1 percent of employees as members of their disabilities ERG vs. 2.9 percent for the DiversityInc Top 50
  • All of them have formal recruitment programs for people with disabilities vs. 82 percent of the DiversityInc Top 50
  • 62% of them do business with certified suppliers owned by people with disabilities vs. 32 percent of the DiversityInc Top 50

San Francisco Mayor’s Committee for Employment of Persons with Disabilities 2012 Career Fair for People with Disabilities and ADA Symposium participant list:

  1. Alternative Resources Corp.
  2. Alumni Resource
  3. Automatic Data Processing
  4. Bank of America
  5. Berkeley Independent Living Center
  6. City and County of San Francisco
  7. CalJOBS – employers can place job orders anytime through this internet service
  8. Environmental Protection Agency
  9. GAP
  10. Hire-Ability – Job for  individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Employment Services in other languages such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Russian.
  11. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  12. Marriott
  13. Mills Peninsula Health Services
  14. Noah’s Bagels
  15. Nelson Staffing
  16. Nordstrom
  17. Pacific Disability and ADA Business Tech. Assistance Center
  18. Palace Hotel
  19. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
  20. Private Industry Council for the East Bay
  21. Richmond Area Multi Services
  22. Rose Resnick Lighthouse – job assistance programs for the blind and visually impaired
  23. San Francisco Community College or see their DISABLED STUDENT PROGRAM
  24. San Francisco Newspaper Agency
  25. San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
  26. Starbucks
  27. State Compensation Insurance Fund
  28. Synapse
  29. Talking Signs, Inc.
  30. Union Bank of California
  31. UC, Berkeley
  32. University of San Francisco
  33. World Institute on Disability

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