RICHMOND, VA (October 2020) - Inclusively, a human-first employment platform built by the disability community to connect candidates with disabilities to inclusive companies and careers, is excited to announce its launch. Inclusively’s proprietary job matching technology gives candidates with disabilities the power to customize their job search utilizing ‘Success Enablers’ (also known as workplace accommodations). Examples include assistive technologies (vision and hearing), telework/remote work, worksite accessibility, service/emotional support animals, modified methods, assistive services, modified work schedules, and job restructuring.
Candidates with disabilities can filter and search for jobs based on their personalized workplace needs and connect with some of the world’s top companies, including Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, EY and Charles Schwab. In addition to the job platform, Inclusively provides a customer success team that guides candidates and employers through the hiring process and employer training to ensure the success of the placements being made.
Out of the 50 million working-age Americans with a disability, only 29% participate in the workforce compared to the 75% without a disability and Inclusively is working to change that*.
Director of Accessibility at Microsoft, Neil Barnett shares, “At Microsoft we want to change the unemployment rate for People with Disabilities. It is vital to connect employers with potential candidates and we look forward to supporting these initiatives in the future. As a founding member of the Autism @ Work Roundtable we acknowledge that introducing employers to talent with disabilities has never been as important as it is now.”
Co-Founder of Inclusively, Charlotte Dales, was inspired to create this platform by her cousin, Cameron Northup, who became the first licensed aesthetician in Florida with Down syndrome. Dales shares, “There is a complete disconnect between the talent and potential that people with disabilities have, versus the opportunities they have access to. This company was born to close that gap. Our mission is to provide employees with disabilities the same opportunities to grow, succeed, and advance as employees without disabilities.”
Head of Inclusive Design & Accessibility at Wunderman Thompson and Inclusively Advisor, Christina Mallon says, “As a person with a disability, I’ve always been so frustrated about the job search process. I joined Inclusively because I knew it was the solution to solving this problem. It is the connection that was always missing from my job search.”
*Getting To Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage, Accenture Report, 2018