Employment of People with Disabilities from the Human Resources Professionals' Perspective

Suelen Moraes LORENZO Nilson Rogério SILVA About the authors

ABSTRACT:

This research aims to describe and analyze the characteristics of disabled people's employment process from private companies in a city in countryside of São Paulo State. It also intends to describe the profile of employees with disabilities in those companies. Data collection was carried out with 12 Human Resource professionals through a semi-structured interview script whose analysis occurred through the technique of content analysis. The results revealed that: 1) the human resources professionals did not seek support from outsourced services to specify the job openings, recruit or select candidates; 2) the offered job openings were predominantly operational, in simpler functions; 3) hiring was motivated by the law requiremen; 4) they were underpaid and the discharges usually took place by the employees' requirements; 5) in all the interviewed companies there were hired people with intellectual disability, whereas people with physical disability were also found, but outnumbered; 6) most hired employees had complete elementary school. It was concluded that education is essential for disabled people to have jobs and that the companies were not aware of the appropriate concept of professional inclusion, indicating the need for integrated action covering these aspects for the benefit of both workers and companies.

KEYWORDS:
Special Education; Labor Market; People with Disabilities

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