Several trends will create a talent shortage in the years to come. A large wave of boomers will retire and there will not be enough workers to replace them. Younger workers are likely to switch jobs more frequently than prior generations. A skills shortage continues in several key labor market sectors (e.g. finance, health care and some areas of education), and it will become more difficult to find talent.
2. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), managers must hire a certain number of individuals with disabilities.
There will be more individuals with disabilities in the workforce in the years to come. There are a variety of reasons for this trend. Our population is aging and as we age, we are more likely to acquire a disability. Also, better treatments and assistive devices make it possible for more individuals with disabilities to work.
5. Our workforce is aging; the average age of the U.S. workforce is rising.
Even high-tech assistive technologies are becoming cheaper and more powerful all the time. Also, there are resources available for employers to purchase these devices. For more information, visit the Job Accommodation Network website at www.jan.wvu.edu/media/prodserv.htm.
8. Most diversity plans clearly include individuals with disabilities.