I have an awesome responsibility as president of Freedom Disability—to grow a business that’s all about helping people with disabilities.
There are so many people out there who need our help. That’s evident just by the massive number of claims the Social Security Administration is expecting to process this year. To meet the demand, we have to grow. In this recession, I think it’s great that we can provide jobs –important ones, too.
We need more Advocates at our Headquarters, here in Shelton, Connecticut, and also, in other areas of the country. Computer technology will make that possible. We’ll also need to fill more in-house customer-service and support-staff positions. It’s a pretty ambitious job-growth plan, and I’m excited at the prospect of seeing more high-performing dedicated individuals join our hard-working team.
And while we’re at it, why not hire more people with disabilities? I was dismayed to know that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities in January was at 15.2 percent. It’s tough out there, no doubt about it, but, that seems inequitable to me. I’d like Freedom Disability to be recognized as an employer that hires people with disabilities. It makes perfect sense, since we’re all about helping people who are unable to work because of a disabling medical condition. If someone who has a disability wants to work again, and has the skills we need, we will bring them on board.
If you know someone, disability or not, who has the passion to want to do their very best to help people win disability benefits, and would like to work for a forward-thinking advocacy group like ours, pass it on that Freedom Disability is looking for them. Thanks.