October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It's a time that "we recognize the immeasurable contributions that Americans with disabilities make to our workforce," according to a statement released by the White House. "Their achievements not only strengthen our economy and communities but also exemplify the power of every American to help shape the future of our country."
More than 61 million people have disabilities and this group had the lowest annual unemployment rate on record last year according to the White House. "As we continue to restore our economy following the coronavirus pandemic, we will once again ensure historic employment opportunities for this incredible group of people," President Trump said in a statement.
One group that has worked hard over the years to correct this issue is the National Organization of Disabilities. Its Leading Disability Employer Seal, created six years ago, recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. It is awarded based on data provided by companies in response to the NOD Disability Employment Tracker, a free and confidential assessment that benchmarks companies’ disability inclusion programs
“America’s success in the world depends on how well we inspire and put to use the talents and energies of every person in this country,” said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge in a statement announcing the 2020 NOD Leading Disabilities Employers earlier this month. "These 68 organizations certainly have stepped up and are doing just that, and we applaud their leadership and thank them for their commitment to hiring people with disabilities.”
This slideshow will focus on the manufacturing companies that made that list.