Maybe you still have some concerns and questions about hiring persons with disabilities. You’re not alone! Here are some answers to frequently-asked questions about hiring individuals with disabilities.



  • Who is the employer? The business is the employer.

  • Why should a business hire an individual with a disability? In addition to the reasons above, a business should hire someone with a disability for the same reason they hire anyone—they have the ability to perform the required work.

  • Will hiring someone with a disability increase injury liability? No. Statistically, employees with a disability have fewer work-related accidents than the general workforce.

  • Will current employees be uncomfortable working with someone who has a disability? Discover Goodwill has found that any such discomfort disappears soon after the employees begin working together.


For more information, please contact:
Tamara French
Director of Community Programs
Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado
1460 Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Phone: (719) 635-4483
Fax: (719) 635-5713
E-mail: Tamara French