Working Order Incubator - Pittsburgh
2014 Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year Award
Working Order is the National Business Incubation Association's 2014 Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year in the general and special focus category. The National Business Incubation Association is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship: Creative Alternative Work Opportunities
According to the National Organization on Disability and the United States Census Bureau, the unemployment rate for working-age individuals with significant disabilities is over twice the unemployment rate of people without disabilities. This is the highest percentage among any group of Americans, regardless of their education or qualifications.
There is a clear need for innovative employment alternatives. Opportunity for traditional employment can be limited by transportation difficulties, unpredictable changes in health, or the need for additional support on the job. Becoming an entrepreneur allows many individuals the greater flexibility needed to match their skills and interests with the current demands of the marketplace.
Working Order, a small business incubator, offers support for individuals with disadvantages and/or disabilities in finding the right creative alternative to do productive, valuable work. Some participants find self-employment to be their best-fit long-term option while others use their entrepreneurial skills to transition, creating a bridge to more traditional employment.
To find out more about how Working Order can help you or someone you love find meaningful work in today's marketplace call 412.782.5344 x 209.