After Goodwill abruptly closed 16 stores and ten donation sites last week, one Tim Horton’s franchise owner has offered to hire several people who were laid off.
Mark Wafer knows all too well what it feels like to not be hired because of a disability. He is legally deaf, having only 20 percent of his hearing. But Wafer now owns six Tim Horton’s shops around Toronto and has been hiring disabled workers for over 20 years. He reached out to former Goodwill employees because he knew many of them have disabilities, and the employment rate for the disabled is very high.
Should more of an effort be made to hire disabled workers?
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