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Data on employment and training for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s): Disability Services


Miss Rachel Ong asked the Minister for Social and Family Development (a) whether the Ministry has data on the current number of organisations and non-disabled employees working with persons with disabilities (PWDs) that have undergone diversity and inclusion training programmes since 2015; (b) what is the percentage of organisations employing PWDs that have sent their non-disabled employees to these programmes; and (c) whether there is comparative data on the average employment tenure of PWD staff in these organisations against organisations who have not sent their staff for such training.

Answer

1.      Enabling Academy, SG Enable’s disability learning hub, conducts Disability Awareness Talks and High Impact Retention & Employment (HIRE) Workshops to equip organisations with relevant knowledge and skills to hire and integrate employees with disabilities.

2.      Over the past five years, more than 320 organisations have sent more than 7,100 employees without disabilities to attend these talks and workshops

3.     Of the close to 6,600 organisations that received the Enabling Employment Credit for hiring persons with disabilities in 2022, about 2% have sent their employees without disabilities to attend Enabling Academy’s Disability Awareness Talks or HIRE workshops in the past five years.

4.      Based on the above data, training for employees without disabilities may not be a key factor in determining whether employers hire persons with disabilities or how long employees with disabilities stay in an organisation. Instead, we have focused on helping employers to provide the necessary support to their employees with disabilities.