Jim Vinoski, Manufacturing Influencer
Introduces Tapping Into Talent
Our mission is to connect manufacturing companies with diverse talent. On this site are examples of companies that employ this talent and organizations that train and source talent. There are also resources and processes around hiring diverse talent.
Here are examples of companies that have hired a variety of talent.
Note: Companies are listed for information purposes only.
At Nehemiah Manufacturing, 90% of the workforce is second chance employees. “The loyalty of these workers and the productivity is just amazing. It’s been a great business decision with a high rate of retention, which is especially important given the labor shortage,” said Richard Palmer, CEO.
This company's website has a page highlighting the veterans who work for the company. "From serving our nation to serving our business, U.S. military veterans at Panasonic leverage their unique and diverse experiences to drive us forward each day. "
The company’s neurodiversity hiring program is ”designed to attract the world's greatest talent and deliver breakthrough performance for our customers, our business and our team members. Our focus is to ensure that Dell is a compelling destination where team members feel valued, engaged and inspired to do their best work.”
The company has a Veteran Employee Resource Group. “We respect and appreciate the sacrifices military veterans have made for our country and believe the leadership skills they bring to the civilian workforce are second to none.”
The company has a program called GM Able to provide resources to employees. " am excited about recent efforts related to accessibility and the work being done to eliminate barriers in all parts of the organization," said GM Able President Jenn Padgett.
The Microsoft Neurodiversity Hiring Program's process focuses on workability, team projects and skill assessment. "Our process gives candidates the opportunity to showcase their unique talents while learning about Microsoft as an employer of choice."
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Section 113 of Division EE P.L. 116-260) authorized the extension of the WOTC until December 31, 2025.
EY, which has six Neuro-Diverse Centers across the U.S., offers guidance on "How to get the benefits of a neurodiverse workforce."
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce gives advice, in this article, on hiring second chance employees,
The National Organization on Disability has an Employment Tracker that includes a free assessment as well as a database of 230 companies that can be used for benchmarking performance in disability inclusion.
These organizations source and train talent including veterans, people with disabilitie, neurodiverse individuals and second chance (formerly incarcerated) candidates.
Note: Organizations are listed for informational purposes only.
This organization represents 20 million veterans and has provided 14,000 jobs since 2012.
This website is a component of the Federal government’s strategy for the recruitment and employment of veterans.
This organization’s employment programs are supported by partnerships with major corporations, job recruiters, mid-size companies and small businesses.
Part of the National Manufacturing’s Association, the Manufacturing Institute's signature program provides training in partnership with community colleges for training transitioning service membeer for transitioning service members and veterans.
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.
The organization provides accredited STEM educational programs where veterans and transitioning service members earn nationally recognized credentials in advanced manufacturing.
This organization fights stigmas and advances opportunities so that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community.
This organization unlocks the unique aptitude of people on the autism spectrum, connecting companies to a high-quality workforce.
NOD offerse a hiring support program to help organizations recruit job candidates with disabilities.
Since 1995, this organization has been dedicated to the employment of people with disabilities.
The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion assists employers through online support and a range of education and outreach activities.
Workplace Inclusion Now is a program that helps those on the spectrum find and keep employment in a competitive labor market.
Founded by a group of companies, this organization prepares inmates to return back to the community as well as find employment.
This organization offers workforce readiness training.
This organization offers jobreadiness training programs as well as apprenticeship programs through the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and local community colleges.
Help for felons is an organization that is devoted to helping felons return to the workforce, find housing and other needs.
This organization gives previously incarcerated and soon-to–be-released men and women the tools they need to find employment.
Goodwill trains and prepares ex-offenders — producing highly motivated, work-ready employees.