This article originally appeared in SC Biz News.
Non-profit Able SC plans to teach Spartanburg employers how to harness the potential of one of South Carolina’s largely untapped talent pools: people with disabilities.
“People with disabilities are very good at problem solving; they offer another perspective,” said Kimberly Tissot, executive director of Able SC. “You also have someone naturally in your business that can help you make sure that your company is fully inclusive. Having that perspective from them can help ensure that you have access to all customer bases. The rate of callouts is also less as well, and there is less turnover with an employee with a disability. They are usually more devoted to a company.”