After the Covid-19 the employment rate is rapidly decreased and few types of research based on unemployment show that the average ratio has been increased massively.
While workforces who have disabilities have requested the companies to take interest in hiring and giving opportunities to them as they have to support themselves. Today, we will highlight this issue addressed by unemployed candidates who are still looking for an opportunity to work and what the recent database of research based on why companies don’t hire people with disabilities.
Miss Emma Dobson, 23, articulates it “ruins the soul” that she hasn’t made it past the first interview yet. She has cerebral palsy and has been looking for a job since she completed her master’s degree at Aston University this summer. But even nevertheless she has placed around 40 applications since July, it has had little success. She says it very hard to find work especially when you’re special and she has applied for jobs in everything from academia to retail, urges employers to do everything they can to support candidates with disabilities – both in the application process and at work.
Further, she added that currently she’s living alone and loves to socialize but quarantine and corona made it a bit difficult for her to stay focused and positive. She added that many disabled people face a “jobs crisis” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
While the study also showed that about 7 in 10 individuals with debilities have had a blow to their income, have been vacationed, or fear a recurrence due to Covid-19. While, some employers do not encourage hiring people with disabilities, for fear that they will not be able to deliver passable support during the crisis.
In the meantime, a fifth of companies said they were less likely to hire a disabled candidate overall. Of the 7.7 million disabled people of working age in the UK, 53.6% are currently employed, compared to 81.7% of non-disabled people, according to the Office for National Statistics. More than half (57%) of disabled people aged 18 to 24 years surveyed by the charity said they felt the pandemic had affected their ability to work. Majorities also felt it hit their potential future earnings. Let’s hope that our top organizations and government will consider hiring more people with disabilities. Let us know what are your thoughts? Comment below.