A recent article highlighted a McKinsey report that shows a lack of career development and advancement is the top reason for leaving a job.
Also noted was a study by PwC that showed only 40% of employees say their company is upskilling. Whether responding to new technologies, striving to remain globally competitive, or concentrating on worker retention, maintaining a strong training program is vital to an organization's long term success.
Reskilling and upskilling are also crucial when employing workers with disabilities. A new study The Able Trust will be releasing recommends upskilling to help job seekers with disabilities working in entry level positions move from these transition occupations to destination occupations that tend to pay a higher wage.
This study also analyzes industries where Floridians with disabilities are currently employed; which industries have an under-representation of persons with disabilities; and which industries are growing in Florida.
As The Able Trust works to expand disability employment in Florida, we are excited to share this new information. We will release this report later this summer and we are confident it will be an important resource for employers and industry leaders, career service providers and employment counselors across Florida.
We will use the results from this study to identify new career paths for individuals with disabilities. We look forward to working with those industries the report identifies as representing expanded career opportunities and employers who would like to expand their workforce to include Floridians with disabilities.
Please feel free to contact me at Allison@abletrust.org if you have questions about disability inclusion.
President & CEO