The Business Leadership Network (BLN) was a project of the former federal President's Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities (PCEPD), Employer Subcommittee. Initially, ten states including Michigan were selected to pilot this project. Currently there are networks operating in most of the states. Information is available at www.usbln.org. In 2004, the Business Leadership Network in Michigan reengineered itself to better serve the community.
We seek leaders and professionals who recognize the benefits of including people with disabilities in their workforce and marketplace and view people with disabilities as strategic business partners in today’s workplace.
- Businesses actively market their products and services to consumers with disabilities because doing so creates profit.
- Employers actively recruit, hire, train, advance, and support workers (with disabilities) because doing so raises productivity.
- Agencies and vendors (that exist to serve the employment needs of people with disabilities) recognize and respond to the fact that employer satisfaction is a fundamental service outcome that must be addressed to guarantee their success and survival.
- People with disabilities, once hired and properly accommodated in their jobs, are not “workers with disabilities”, but simply workers.
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