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Employer & Staffing Services

We Partner with Businesses to Become Disability Forward

Whether you’re looking to expand your talent pool, ramp up your Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging efforts, or looking to fill a specific role, Anixter is your trusted Disability Forward Partner. What does Disability Forward mean? It’s simple! It’s embracing Disability and the Disability Community – and understanding and valuing that disability is a natural part of the human experience. When everyone is included, everyone benefits. Even your businesses’ bottom line.

Hiring disabled employees gives your company a competitive advantage:

  • Diverse talent
  • Enhanced brand image
  • Improved productivity
  • Increased bottom line
  • Tax credits/incentives
  • And more!

Not ready to hire quite yet? We can help you across your entire Disability Forward journey, wherever you are. Click here to learn about all the businesses services Anixter offers.

The Anixter Difference

Anixter is the matchmaker between job seekers and businesses. We work hand-in-hand with you to identify your unique business needs and match the right candidate to your position. With over 100 years of experience, 300 business partners, and 50+ job placements per year, we are your trusted source for becoming Disability Forward.

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Learn about our success stories!

“61 million American adults have disabilities, either seen or unseen. I love collaborating with Anixter because there are intentional efforts to be inclusive. And they do a good job!” -Felicia Rauls, Managing Director at Mesirow

Doing Good for Business.

See how employing people with disabilities changes lives:

“This experience has impacted me to push myself more, not just through cooking, but to speak up as well.”

Check out Jana’s story by clicking here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How does this work?

We start by understanding your business goals and needs. Then, we identify the appropriate level of support for your organization. For example, we can recruit potential candidates, facilitate the interview and onboarding process, and provide onsite job coaching. We customize a solution for you.

What outcomes can I expect?

Businesses that expand their disability hiring initiatives can see up to a 30% increase in net income, according to Accenture. Betsy Rahill, Director of Talent Strategy at University of Chicago Medicine, says:

“Our partnership with Anixter Center has empowered us to rethink our processes, systems, and tools to advance our disability inclusion initiatives. Together with Anixter, we’ve significantly improved our recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and training for employees with intellectual disabilities. We’ve greatly advanced our workforce strategic objectives at UCM. Anixter continues to help us reimagine what could be at UCM as we continually evolve.”

Is it costly to employ people with disabilities?

Not at all! Most accommodations are a one-time cost, typically under $500. Employees with disabilities also have lower turnover rates, on average, which results in greater savings.

To get started, please fill out the form below to get started or call
(773) 973-7900.

Let’s give your business
the competitive edge.

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