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Wanted: More bosses to see potential of people with disabilities

Employers who hire people with disabilities (PWDs) and accommodate their needs to help them perform at work say that doing so creates a kinder workforce and makes them attractive employers to millennials.

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Ms Cheryl Tan, 29, has been looking for a job for more than 18 months, sending out "countless" applications since she left her last job as a patient service associate at an eye clinic in February last year.

Ms Tan, who has progressive multiple sclerosis and moves around in a motorised wheelchair, says that her disability has made it more difficult to find a job. Add to that the current economic outlook as a result of the pandemic - and employment has been elusive.

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