The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has announced 45 organizations that have been selected to receive the 2017 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal.
Now in its second year, the Seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to applaud those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and to encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.
"The National Organization on Disability is a labor-market leader with a mission to break down the wall that separates the abilities and aspirations of 57 million Americans from the avenues of opportunity, achievement, and fulfillment that come from productive employment," said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge. "We help America put ability to work. And so do the winners of this year's NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal. We thank these leading companies for their commitment to building a disability inclusive workforce."
Approximately 50 percent of the winners are 2017 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies:
Abbott (No. 10), Accenture (No. 14), Aetna (No. 31), Anthem (No. 20), AT&T (No. 3), The Boeing Company (Noteworthy Company), Comcast Corporation (No. 19), Eli Lilly and Company (No. 16), EY (No. 1), The Hershey Company (Noteworthy Company), Hilton (No. 30), Horizon BCBS of New Jersey (Top Regional Company), Kaiser Permanente (No. 2), KeyBank (No. 43), KPMG (No. 11), Marriott International (No. 8), MassMutual (Noteworthy Company), Nielsen (No. 32), Northrop Grumman (No. 29), Prudential Financial (No. 15), PwC (No. 4), and TD Bank (No. 38).
The winning organizations were announced at NOD's annual disability employment forum, Inclusion by Design, sponsored by PwC and hosted by The Boeing Company and are being celebrated using the campaign hashtag #NODdisabilityemployer.
Click here for a complete list of 2017 Leading Disability Employer Seal winners.