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America's Businesses:  The Power to Transform

On June 3 and 4, hundreds of leaders from business, government, and non-profit organizations convened in Washington, D.C., to discuss how today's global marketplace has the power to open doors to employment for people with disabilities. One message resonated loud and clear — hiring people with disabilities is good for business.

Employees with disabilities have proven they have a positive impact on businesses' bottom line. They adapt to different situations and circumstances. They add to the range of viewpoints businesses need to succeed, offering fresh ideas on how to solve problems, accomplish tasks, and implement strategies.

To learn more about the disability dividend, read Diverse Perspectives: People with Disabilities Fulfilling Your Business Goals, one of several publications available from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), or visit the Disability Employment Policy Summit Web site.

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