empowering inclusion: Randstad global efforts in advancing employment for people with disabilities

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empowering inclusion: Randstad global efforts in advancing employment for people with disabilities

09 Dec 2023

The United Nations offers a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals that collectively act as a plan of action for global transformation. Together, they are a roadmap for a more equitable future for all, regardless of one’s background or circumstances. And because this Agenda is truly inclusive of all, it recognizes persons with disabilities as a community to be supported alongside other disadvantaged groups. 

At Randstad, our values and actions are driven by a deep desire to see all people, everywhere, given access to equal opportunities. That includes offering or building a bridge towards an extra helping hand to achieve one’s goals. That’s why we are committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, and in particular, the goal’s focus to ‘’empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status’’.

1.3 billion people across the world experience significant disability (WHO) - for perspective, that’s nearly the population of India or China, the world’s most populous countries. Within this talent pool, up to 90% are unemployed in developing countries while 50-70% are without a job in developed countries (UN). Overall, persons with disabilities are more likely to be inactive and face barriers to education (ILO).

leaning in and lending a hand

With persistent talent shortages, a rapidly changing world of work, and economic uncertainty, we need all voices present in the job market. Work not only supports the development of meaning in an individual’s life, but it also results in greater contributions from one person to another - impacting entire communities and nations. As the largest global talent company, Randstad plays an increasingly significant role in this.