*Only around half of all disabled Londoners are in work
*39% of disabled workers feel they are locked into their current job and would struggle to make a career change
*Disabled Londoners of working age are three times less likely to be in work
*Many disabled Londoners lack the higher-level qualifications to access many of the jobs the capital creates
Disabled people in London still fall a long way behind the rest of the workforce in accessing and retaining jobs.
And this is the situation despite the UK economy having a good record in job creation. The gap between the employment rate for those with a disability and those without is stuck at around 27 percent.
The London Assembly Economy Committee has published a snapshot report ‘Tackling The Disability Employment Gap’ which highlights the barriers to work for disabled people and shows what a modern employer should be doing to recruit, retain and develop disabled employees.
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