USBLN Going for the Gold Project

If you are a USBLN Corporate Partner participating in the Going for the Gold (GFG) program please visit the GFG members only, password protected, resource page at http://www.usbln.org/what-we-do/going-for-the-gold/resources/ for your exclusive access to valuable tools and resources on disability inclusion in the workplace.

Going for Gold connects participating corporate partners with USBLN subject matter experts (SME) and unites them around disability inclusion through leading practices and tools.

The GFG team develops customized plans with each company and provides an array of services, including assisting GFG companies to compare their disability inclusion practices with best practices using the USBLN’s Disability Equality Index (DEI).

The USBLN Going for the Gold Team Gets Results!

Twelve USBLN participating companies have hired 7,941 individuals with disabilities since program start in 2014 through December 2017, an increase of over 2,000%. There were 4,552 new GFG company hires of individuals with disabilities from the end of Q3 2017 to the end of Q4 2017, and the numbers continue to grow.

 

Infographic detailing the successes of the GFG program

This increase in the hiring of individuals with disabilities is attributed to the GFG companies’ commitment to spreading disability inclusion throughout their enterprises and increased outreach and recruitment with the intense assistance of the USBLN GFG subject matter experts.

 

Bar chart of GFG Hires through Q4 2017

GFG Team Facilitates Outreach and Recruitment and the Building of Sourcing Relationships

The GFG team assists GFG companies to establish sourcing relationships with national, state and local organizations serving job seekers with disabilities. The team also works to establish relationships on targeted college campuses with Disability and Career Services’ representatives, making it easier for GFG companies to recruit and hire college graduates with disabilities.

Going for the Gold (GFG) is funded through the Poses Family Foundation, the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, the Institute for Career Development, and corporate match.

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