September 10, 2015
USBLN® Plays Matchmaker for Companies That See Value in Disability Inclusion

Insight Into DiversityIn the United States, an estimated 57 million people live with a disability. Of these, 19.5 percent who are of working age are employed, while 10.2 percent are still actively seeking employment, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor data. The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN), a national nonprofit organization that helps businesses drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace – helps create and foster opportunities for employees with disabilities and for people with disabilities who own small businesses.

Serving as the collective voice of nearly 50 BLN affiliates nationwide and representing more than 5,000 businesses, USBLN helps connect corporations that are members of the organization with smaller businesses that are 51 percent or more owned, operated, controlled, and managed by individuals with disabilities. As the nation’s leading third-party certifier for disability-owned businesses – including those owned by service-disabled veterans – USBLN serves as the intermediary between these companies and corporations seeking to expand their supplier diversity programs.

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by Alexandra Vollman – INSIGHT Into Diversity

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