Unable to hire based on kindness alone, one entrepreneur called in an expert to measure whether it made good business sense to employ people with developmental disabilities.
An increasing number of people with disabilities joined the workforce as 2014 came to a close, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Workers with disabilities earn 37 percent less than their typically-developing peers, on average, even in cases where they have similar levels of education, a new analysis finds.
A global technology firm that’s committed to hiring hundreds with autism says the move isn’t about disability, but rather an effort to harness skills.
The federal government added people with disabilities to its payroll at a higher rate last year than at any other time in the last three decades.
Despite overall job market gains, people with disabilities are struggling to keep up, new figures from the U.S. Department of Labor suggest.
As the job market shows signs of improvement, statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor suggest people with disabilities are making gains as well.
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez is hoping that states will follow the federal government’s lead in moving away from paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage.
Ten people from across the country will be honored at the White House this week for their efforts to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
One of the richest people in the world is calling on employers to join him in hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
As the nation’s jobless rate hit a milestone last month, work prospects for Americans with disabilities appeared to improve just slightly, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.
The EEOC is accusing Papa John’s Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.
Vermont closed its last sheltered workshop in 2002. Today, the employment rate of people with developmental disabilities in the New England state is twice the national average.
A new advisory committee is in the works that will be tasked with helping government officials improve job prospects for people with developmental disabilities across the country.
On a 1.2-acre plot of land in the heart of Chicago, young adults with autism are getting invaluable lessons — lessons that may soon be replicated around the country.