People with disabilities represent one of the most promising and readily available entry-level IT specialist workforce pipelines.
Today, there are more than 350,000 unfilled positions in cybersecurity. In the next ten years, 500,000 young people on the autism spectrum will enter the job market, and, according to the Autism Institute, two-thirds of young people with autism are unemployed. abilIT allows us to solve these two problems with one integrated solution for employers.
A Top-quality Microsoft Office Technician and IT Workforce Solution for Employers who want to Benefit from Neurodiversity
Study after study shows that employers who hire people with disabilities benefit from increased employee engagement, reduced turnover, and improved attendance rates. Many people on the autism spectrum who are unemployed or underemployed have heightened abilities that make them a perfect match for these high tech jobs. These strengths include:
Affinity for Repetitious Tasks
Meticulous Attention to Detail
Visual and Systematic Thinking
A Growing Demand
An Elite Computer Expert and IT Workforce Solution for Employers who want to Benefit from Neurodiversity
The US is experiencing unprecedented growth in the cybersecurity industry, and demand for entry-level staff has never been higher. Today, there are approximately 350,000 unfilled positions in computer science industry. As demand continues to exceed the supply of available workers, the United States is on pace to hit a half-million or more unfilled IT career fields by 2021.
Tax Credit Benefits
Over $1 billion in tax savings to employers who hire people with disabilities.
Since 1996, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has helped millions of Americans find jobs and given over $1 billion in tax savings to employers who hire people with disabilities. Melwood can help employers maximize this added benefit.
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