Travel agency looks for loyalty in hiring workers with disabilities

Case studies prove people with disabilities are valuable employees
By
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/22/2005

Last fall, the Minister’s Council on Employment for Persons with Disabilities, part of British Columbia’s Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance, released a research report on employers’ experiences and approaches to hiring people with disabilities.

Done in collaboration with the British Columbia Human Resources Management Association, the report highlighted a number of employers with experience integrating people with disabilities. Below are two such case studies.

New Ports Travel

is a full service travel agency that has been operating in Victoria for nearly 20 years. Ash Mukherjee and Irene Hamburg purchased the travel agency in 2003. New Ports employs three full-time and four part-time staff, two of whom have disabilities.