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Job Accommodation Network Publishes “Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact” Update for 2015
August 28, 2015
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has updated its “Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact” publication for 2015. It reports the results of a JAN study, ongoing since 2004, that shows that the benefits employers receive from making workplace accommodations far outweigh the low cost. Employers reported that providing accommodations resulted in such benefits as retaining valuable employees, improving productivity and morale, reducing workers’ compensation and training costs, and improving company diversity. These benefits were obtained with little investment. The employers in the study reported that a high percentage (58%) of accommodations cost absolutely nothing to make, while the rest typically cost only $500.
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