Could Blind and Sight Impaired Workers Benefit From the Shrinking Labor Force?

by Donna J. Jodhan

A very interesting question for us to ponder this day but it should not come as either a shocker or shaker. With more and more aging baby boomers poised to exit the labor force, many are wondering if employers would be willing to drop their attitude barriers and look to the blind and sight impaired labor force for help. There still exists that in tangent barrier that smacks of an attitude problem when it comes to employers not being very willing or ready to hire blind and sight impaired persons.

With the present economic uncertainty, you may see that some pre-retirees are probably going to stay on a tad longer in the workplace, and you may find that more retirees would be seeking to find jobs to help supplement their incomes but this does not negate the fact that there is going to be a labor shortage sooner than later. As a matter of fact, many countries have already started to experience labor shortages due to employees taking early retirement. So, here is the question once again. Could blind and sight impaired workers benefit from the shrinking labor force? I for one will be watching very closely. Whatever the outcome, it will be very interesting to see how things play out.

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