At The Arc of Nebraska, we believe in a world where everyone is granted equal opportunities. We envision a Nebraska where people with disabilities are given the same opportunities to thrive in the workplace as everyone else. With this pledge, we invite businesses and institutions across our state to join us in fostering a more inclusive, supportive, and barrier-free employment landscape for people with disabilities.

We Pledge To:

  1. Promote Inclusive Hiring: Advocate for and implement inclusive hiring practices within our organizations. We commit to making disability employment a fundamental part of our workforce strategy.

  2. Advocate for State-Based Incentive Programs: Push for the development and adoption of state-level incentive programs designed to encourage businesses to hire individuals with disabilities, ensuring a win-win scenario for employers and employees alike.

  3. Eliminate Barriers to Employment: Continuously identify and work to remove barriers that prevent individuals with disabilities from entering or thriving in the workplace. This includes providing necessary accommodations, investing in training, and challenging misconceptions about disability employment.

  4. Champion Employment First Policies: Prioritize and support Employment First Policies at the state level. This means recognizing that employment in the general workforce should be the first and preferred option for all people with disabilities.
  5. Engage in Ongoing Learning and Improvement: Regularly review and update our policies and practices to ensure they are inclusive and effective. We commit to learning from our experiences and making necessary improvements.

  6. Collaborate for Impact: Actively engage with other businesses, organizations, and state entities to share best practices, success stories, and collectively advocate for public policies that promote disability employment.

By signing this pledge, we commit to:

  • Making disability employment a priority in our organization.
  • Actively advocating for supportive public policies and state-level incentives.
  • Engaging with The Arc of Nebraska and other partners to drive continuous improvement and share our progress.
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