Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT

Job portal for persons with disabilities, going international

Incluyeme.com, a corporation launched in 2013, is Latin America’s first job portal for people with disabilities and is present in eight countries of the region. In 2020 the company had a database of more than 200,000 registered users with various disabilities looking for a job. Among Incluyeme clients are such corporations as Accenture, IBM, and Microsoft. Incluyeme also provides recruiter training and awareness workshops to companies that are seeking to employ persons with disabilities.

“Incluyeme is an excellent platform. From the first minute the staff is committed and gives help!”

Calixto Huespean Incluyeme user
About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:Job portal for persons with disabilities
Organisation:Incluyeme.com
Country
of Implementation
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, México, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Start Year2013
Sub-CategoryA project of the Business Sector

FACTS & FIGURES

  • Registered job portal users increased from 120,000 to 2017 to 200,000 users in 2020
  • Successful job placements went from 252 positions to 322 during the same time period

PROBLEMS TARGETED

In Latin America the unemployment rate of persons with disabilities is very high, but they are unable to use mainstream job portals.

SOLUTION, INNOVATION, AND IMPACT

Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Incluyeme.com operates in seven other countries of Latin America: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay.
Jobseekers can sign up on the portal, upload their resume, and start applying for available jobs as per their interests. Incluyeme also provides various courses to job seekers through a platform called Capacitacion Inclusiva.

Incluyeme offers a job listing platform to companies that are interested in hiring people with disabilities, and provides them with workshops to improve their work culture. Over 1,000 job opportunities are posted every year from more than 500 companies, including Accenture, IBM, Microsoft, Siemens, and Unilever.

The company itself also hires people with disabilities and works with NGOs to create new solutions and get feedback on content, such as its educational courses. From 2013 to 2020 more than 1,900 people with disabilities have found employment through the job portal.

Young women and men, all of the with different disabilities have come together for a group picture. Some of them hold certificates into the camera. They are all smiling.

A group of young job seekers with various disabilities

FUNDING, OUTLOOK AND TRANSFERABILITY

Incluyeme charges membership fees and provides consulting services. The company has been cash-flow positive since 2016 and is reinvesting all proceeds to increase reach and impact.

Incluyeme.com was chosen as one of the top ten social start-ups in Latin America by Ashoka, and its founder was selected as one of 2020’s Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.

By 2025, Incluyeme aims to employ more than 500 people with disabilities per month while working with 2,000 companies.

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