Travel agency looks for loyalty in hiring workers with disabilitiesCase studies prove people with disabilities are valuable employeesBy 12/19/2005|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. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.