Billionaire Carlos Slim and Best Buddies International Founder Anthony K. Shriver Call on Employers to Pledge "I'M IN TO HIRE" Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On October 10, 2014 (EST)

Billionaire Carlos Slim and Best Buddies International Founder Anthony K. Shriver have launched this hiring initiative to improve employment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I'M IN TO HIRE is a campaign that seeks to raise awareness of the lack of employment for those living with IDD and to showcase the measurable business benefits of hiring them. According to National Core Indicators (NCI), a staggering 85% of adults with developmental disabilities did not have a paid job in the community in 2012-2013. . Also cited are the benefits to the business community to hire individuals with disabilities as demonstrated by the groundbreaking 2014 report by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), "Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitieS." The significant business benefits identified by high-performance organizations surveyed for the study reported:
- 57% reported the addition of highly motivated employees who are good talent matches;
- 43% said it produces measurable and observable business benefits;
- 47% reported an inclusive culture attractive to talent pools;
- 60% said it supports their diversity and inclusion strategy.

A conversation between Carlos Slim and Anthony Shriver about I"M IN TO HIRE is provided in Wall Street Journal Video at:

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