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Mexico's Carlos Slim Launches Global Campaign to Hire Workers with Disabilities

Patricia Laya - Bloomberg News
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October 7, 2014

America Movil Chairman emeritus Carols Slim and Best Buddies founder and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Shriver talk with Betty Liu about their campaign to promote the hiring of people with different abilities. (Bloomberg News)

Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecommunications billionaire who ranks as the world’s second-richest person, is pledging to hire workers with disabilities and asking others to join him.

Slim and Anthony Kennedy Shriver, who founded the Best Buddies nonprofit organization to advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, are introducing a global campaign that seeks to highlight the benefits of hiring workers with conditions such as Down syndrome and cerebral palsy. Celebrities including actress Cheryl Hines and former Olympic track and field athlete Carl Lewis have already signed the pledge.

...“It is our responsibility and commitment to help solve the problems of our society, complementing the government’s efforts,” Slim said in a statement. “The ‘I’m In to Hire’ campaign is challenging all of us around the world to open our minds and consider people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as qualified, dependable, employable candidates.”

Slim, who amassed his fortune by recognizing the depressed value of assets during the country’s financial crisis in the 1980s, employs more than 170,000 people just through America Movil SAB (AMXL), his Mexico City-based company with operations across South America, the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Read the full story at Bloomberg News

I’M IN TO HIRE is a campaign purposed to promote the business benefits of hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and motivate employers to create a more inclusive workplace. (Best Buddies International)

  Check out Down Syndrome Association

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