Survey: Workplace accommodations are a barrier to hiring

A survey of employers found that 26% cited the need to make special accommodations as the biggest obstacle in hiring workers with disabilities, while just 16% had no problems at all. Norm Nelson of the Emory Valley Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn., said the results show that the center needs to raise awareness of its services for employers because people with disabilities "really want to go to work and contribute," he said. "They just need an opportunity to prove themselves."

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