Think Beyond the Label is a public-private network that works to increase employment for qualified job seekers with disabilities.
One out of five Americans has a disability, but employers still struggle with finding candidates.
TBTL showcases companies’ investments in diversifying their workforce – and the success stories that come with that.
The message is simple: labels get in the way, disabilities rarely do.
What they say about TBTL
“… not your father’s ‘hire the handicapped’ campaign”…”the campaign takes a lighthearted tack rather than a sober or earnest tone.”
– Stuart Elliott, The New York Times
“This commercial is awesome… ThinkBeyondTheLabel.com addresses stigma around hiring disabled employees”
– Lance Armstrong @LIVESTRONG Foundation, via Twitter
“Here’s something to RT www.thinkbeyondthelabel.com. Think beyond the label.”
– OSCAR®-winning actress @MarleeMatlin, via Twitter
“Think Beyond the Label [helps] employers of all sizes throughout the nation find local resources for recruiting disabled workers.”
– Sarah E. Needleman, The Wall Street Journal
“The folks behind a new online tool called Hire Gauge … help employers calculate the potential cost benefits of hiring someone with a disability.”
– Rita Pyrillis, Workforce Management
“70% of disabled Americans say they want to work fulltime, but only about 21% do … Think Beyond the Label, a Chicago public-private partnership that works to increase employment for people with disabilities, hopes to change that.”
– Karen E. Klein, BusinessWeek Online