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USA: FAA starts hiring workers with disabilities

Harsh criticism from the American media: "Also include those with intellectual and psychiatric pathologies"

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hires workers with mental and psychological disabilities: this is an initiative that falls within the framework of a campaign in favor of the inclusion of diversity. The recruitment of staff suffering from "serious" intellectual pathologies, psychiatric problems and other mental and physical conditions is therefore underway; an initiative that comes after the media criticism suffered.

A greater commitment is needed to pay "particular attention in recruitment and hiring" to "targeted disabilities" that include "hearing, vision, impairments, partial and complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism", reads a denunciation article written by journalist Emma Colton and published by the American newspaper "New York Post".

The newspaper highlights how in the air transport sector, where the safety and efficiency of those who work are crucial, it is necessary to strengthen the inclusion of workers with intellectual and psychiatric disabilities. A criticism against the FAA's "Diversity and inclusion" corporate policy, aimed at guaranteeing these workers "reasonable employment", but which is arousing irony in American public opinion, especially after the accusations of "lack of supervision" on Boeing.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency