Employment

Obama Signs Law Limiting Sheltered Workshop Eligibility

The transition from school to work for students with disabilities will undergo sweeping changes under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday.

Congress Passes Bill Limiting Sheltered Workshop Eligibility

A bill that would significantly limit young people with disabilities from entering sheltered workshop programs is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk.

Job Market Rough For People With Disabilities

Unemployment among Americans with disabilities inched up last month even as the overall job situation appeared to improve, the U.S. Department of Labor said.

Sheltered Workshop Eligibility May Soon Be Limited

Federal lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to require most students with disabilities to try competitive employment before they could be employed by sheltered workshops.

Feds Seek Comment On Subminimum Wage Plan

The Obama administration is moving forward with a plan to ensure that federal contract dollars no longer go toward paying workers with disabilities less than minimum wage.

Employment Hurdles Remain For People With Disabilities

Even as some signs point to an improving job market, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is up slightly, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

For Those With Autism, Hospitals May Be Ideal Training Ground

A transition program offering intensive, specialized on-the-job training for young people with autism is proving highly effective at helping individuals land jobs.

Feds Pledge Millions To Tackle Disability Employment

The federal government is offering up millions of dollars for states to develop initiatives designed to increase employment of people with disabilities.

Deal In Congress Would Discourage Sheltered Workshops

A bipartisan deal is paving the way for Congress to require most people with disabilities to try competitive employment first before they could be employed by a sheltered workshop.

Food Truck Serves Up Jobs For Those With Special Needs

A food truck famous for its gooey butter bars and rocky road cupcakes is offering up a training ground for individuals facing a tough go in the job market.

New Rules May Mean Jobs For Nearly 500,000 With Disabilities

Advocates say new rules requiring federal contractors to employ people with disabilities could be a game-changer, but many businesses need to do more to welcome those with special needs.

Job Training Goes High-Tech For People With Autism

A virtual reality program based on software originally used to train FBI agents is showing promise in helping adults with autism learn to excel at job interviews, researchers say.

Jobless Rate Improves For Americans With Disabilities

The unemployment rate for those with disabilities fell sharply last month, the U.S. Department of Labor said, but not entirely because more people are on the job.

Justice Department Urges Shift Away From Sheltered Workshops

In a first-of-its-kind settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice says a state has committed to overhaul its system of sheltered workshops and day programs for people with disabilities.

Unemployment Rises As More With Disabilities Job Hunting

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities is up slightly as more people seek work, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

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