Key Initiative

Enhancing Our Commitment to People with Disabilities

Encouraging Neuro‑Diversity

In 2018, Travelers joined the Autism @ Work Employer Roundtable, a group of employers committed to promoting the inclusion of people of all abilities in the workforce. These companies share best hiring and workplace practices and help other companies see the return on their investment in hiring people with autism.

We also partner with local nonprofit organizations such as Viability and Lifeworks to provide job training placement programs for individuals with disabilities. These programs enable participants to apply for positions within our Staff Counsel Business Resource Centers in Hartford, Connecticut, and St. Paul, Minnesota — which, according to program graduates, can be life-changing. Broadening our diversity efforts to include people with disabilities has a positive effect on our workplace as well. These programs have given us access to previously untapped sources of employee talent; during our program’s first year, we hired 31 program participants for full-time positions, helping us meet our business needs in an efficient and effective manner, while at the same time meeting a crucial need for our communities.

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Photo courtesy of Irma Mercado, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.