The MHCC launched a summary report, A Clear Business Case for Hiring Aspiring Workers that suggests opening the doors to aspiring workers living with mental illness is a win-win for employers and employees.
Aspiring workers are people who have been overlooked by the workplace or sidelined due to episodic or persistent illness and are struggling to remain in the workplace. We know that the unemployment rate for people living with severe mental illness hovers between 70 and 90 per cent. As a society facing a significant labour shortage, we can no longer afford to ignore the education, skills and talents of aspiring workers.
Read the full report here.