15 Oct '11, 12pm

Call to hire 1 to 2 disabled workers for every 100 able-bodied employed

Call to hire 1 to 2 disabled workers for every 100 able-bodied employed

Employers should tap into the government's Open Door Fund to create more opportunities for disabled adults to work in mainstream companies. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER By Judith Tan Employers should tap into the government's Open Door Fund to create more opportunities for disabled adults to work in mainstream companies. Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob suggests that for every 100 able bodied persons hired, a company should take in one to two disabled persons. This way, she said, more people with special needs will be able to find jobs and be independent. The Open Door Fund provides a subsidy of up to $100,000 to redesign jobs, modify the workplace, or fund training and integration programmes. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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