What if your organization could finally fill its entry-level cybersecurity positions while also making a positive impact on society?
People of differing abilities represent one of the most promising and readily available entry-level cybersecurity workforce pipelines in the nation. Today, there are more than 350,000 unfilled positions in cybersecurity. In the next 10 years, 500,000 young people on the autism spectrum will enter the job market and, according to the Autism Institute, two-thirds of young people with autism are unemployed. abilIT allows us to solve these two problems with one integrated solution for employers.
A Top-quality Cybersecurity and IT Workforce Solution for Employers who want to Benefit from Neurodiversity
Study after study show that employers who hire people of differing abilities benefit from increased employee engagement, reduced turnover, and improved attendance rates.Many people on the autism spectrum who are unemployed or underemployed have heightened abilities that make them a perfect match for these high tech jobs. These strengths include:
A Growing Demand in Cybersecurity
The US is experiencing unprecedented growth in the cybersecurity industry and demand for entry level staff has never been higher. Today, there are approximately 350,000 unfilled positions in the cybersecurity1 industry and as demand continues to exceed the supply of available workers, the United States is on pace to hit a half million or more unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021.
Tax Credit Benefits
Since 1996, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has helped millions of Americans find jobs and given over $1 billion in tax savings to employers who hire people of differing abilities. Melwood can help employers maximize this added benefit.
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