This study delved into the factors like skills, educational attainment, age and sex of Persons with Disabilities (PWD’s) that may affect hiring preferences of private and public sectors. Theories on Skills Approached of Robert Katz and Kurt Fischer and Zheng Yan’s on dynamic skills that recognizes cognitive abilities as necessary qualification for a disabled person are basis of the study. A total of ten skills that a PWD must develop, preferred formal education and disabilities that employers may still consider employable through the Human Resource Officers, Managers and Supervisors of private and public agencies were analysed. Discrimination exist despite presence of Local Laws in conjunction with International Laws on PWD’s particularly on age and the kind of disability. Communication and teamwork, ability to analyse and practical computer applications are required soft and hard skills respectively.
SOURCE: Jollie N. Alson, Crizel S. Espela, and Ma. Anne Clarisse O. Urbina, “Factors affecting employability of persons with disabilities,” International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Publications (IJMRAP), Volume 1, Issue 9, pp. 1-5, 2019.
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