Arizona Launches Plan to Hire Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Arizona Launches Plan to Hire Deaf and Hard of Hearing

“Let’s Get to Work” initiative launched last week.

The “Let’s Get to Work” initiative is being launched this week by the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, KOLD News 13 reports.

The goal is to encourage employers in Arizona to interview, hire and promote workers who are deaf and hard of hearing.

“Arizona has a very talented workforce that is not getting hired due to their hearing status,” says Sherri Collins, executive director of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing. “We are calling on businesses to commit to working with these employees to make sure they are getting the opportunities they deserve, both before and after the hiring process.”

The commission will provide education to the businesses, particularly in the needs and costs of providing accessibility to workers, and it has produced a guide to help employers understand the needs of this community.

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