Employment

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.

Tech Company Ramps Up Hiring Of Workers With Autism

An international software giant that’s looking to tap the unique talents of those with autism is taking on its first group of American employees on the spectrum.

Feds Move Forward With Disability Hiring Mandate

With a new rule taking effect this week, federal officials are looking to compel businesses to significantly increase the number of people with disabilities that they employ.

For Tech Companies, Hiring Workers With Disabilities ‘Cool’

From Zendesk to Twitter, companies in San Francisco’s booming tech sector are lining up to hire people with developmental disabilities.

People With Disabilities Impetus For New Teaching Hotel

Construction is set to begin on a first-of-its-kind hotel where teaching and employing people with disabilities will be just as important as accommodating overnight guests.

Despite Hiring Uptick, More With Disabilities Jobless

Hiring picked up in February, but not enough to tamp down a rise in unemployment among Americans with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

Survey Finds Just 1 In 3 With Intellectual Disabilities Employed

Adults with intellectual disabilities are struggling to find their place in the workforce, according to a new Gallup survey finding that two-thirds have no job.

Under Obama Order, Workers With Disabilities To Get Pay Hike

An executive order requiring federal contractors to be paid at least $10.10 per hour will apply to workers with disabilities too, White House officials say.

Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims See Decline

For the first time in years, federal officials say that the number of disability-related job discrimination complaints dropped last year.

Obama Administration Weighing Subminimum Wage Options

The Obama administration may be rethinking its decision to exclude many workers with disabilities from a plan requiring federal contractors to be paid at least $10.10 per hour.

Jobs Report Finds More With Disabilities Unemployed

The jobless rate for Americans with disabilities trended sharply upward for the first month of 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

Workers With Disabilities Left Out Of Obama Wage Plan

Advocates are crying foul after learning that many individuals with disabilities will likely be left out of President Barack Obama’s plan to hike the minimum wage for federal contractors.

Work Environment May Improve Autism Symptoms

Placing adults with autism in more independent work environments may actually help alleviate symptoms of the developmental disorder, researchers say.

Job Market Rocky For Those With Disabilities

The unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities declined as 2013 came to a close, the government said Friday, but largely because many people stopped looking for work.

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