Work readiness refers to the knowledge, skills and abilities that job seekers need to succeed in the workforce. This toolkit has been designed to help guide you in preparing to re-enter the workforce or maintain your current employment.
As you know, the difficult economy has been a challenge for job hunters all over, but people with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities face an even steeper uphill climb.
People with multiple sclerosis and other disabilities frequently feel like there’s a strike against them before they even start their job hunt. They’re afraid of discrimination because, unfortunately, it does exist. There’s a lot of misunderstanding and stigma out there on the part of both employers and employees. Educating employers on hiring people with disabilities is really crucial and could help ease some of those fears.
Job hunting can be exhausting for anybody, but for someone with fatigue or a disability that makes daily activities difficult, it can be even tougher.
Having a diagnosis of MS can affect many aspects of your life, including employment. It’s important for you to know your skills and abilities and thoroughly prepare yourself in the work world.