People who stutter make good employees

Published 5:16 pm Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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To the editor:

As businesses and organizations continue to struggle with staffing shortages, the Stuttering Foundation unveiled some good news for employers — according to speech experts, people who stutter tend to show significantly better than average care and perseverance in completing their workplace responsibilities.

Stuttering is often misunderstood. As a result, employers may mistakenly pass over qualified candidates who stutter. Now is a good time to hire more people who stutter in the workplace. One percent of the population stutters — that’s 3 million people in the United States.

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Jane Fraser

President, the Stuttering Foundation