Employment

States Urged To Promote Competitive Employment

The nation’s governors are being asked to establish policies within their states that promote integrated employment at or above minimum wage for people with significant disabilities.

Investigations Target Federal Disability Program

A program that distributes billions in federal dollars each year to secure work for people with disabilities is accused of failing at its very mission amid allegations of corruption and fraud.

Disability Employment Shows Improvement

The number of Americans with disabilities who are employed is on the rise, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Disability Advocates Push Back Against Wage Limits

Employment can be a tricky prospect for people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid to complete even the most basic daily activities since earning too much can mean losing benefits.

Despite Gains, Disability Employment Falls Short

People with disabilities faced an unemployment rate more than twice as high as that of the general population last year, according to new federal statistics.

Under Bill, Medicaid Would Incentivize Community-Based Options

A bipartisan group of senators is looking to provide financial incentives to states for helping people with disabilities live and work in the community.

Survey Finds Most With Special Needs ‘Striving To Work’

A new, national survey finds that the majority of people with disabilities want to be employed, but they often encounter barriers to work.

Disability Employment On The Rise

The number of people with disabilities in the workforce is ticking up, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday.

In First, State To Ban Subminimum Wage

With legislation signed this week, New Hampshire is set to become the first state in the nation to make it illegal for people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage.

Labor Department Finds Fewer With Disabilities Unemployed

Amid signs of continued improvement in the overall job market, the unemployment rate for Americans with disabilities dropped as well, government figures indicate.

Program Looks To Turn People With Disabilities Into Entrepreneurs

With an eye toward increasing employment opportunities, a new effort is looking to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the tools to work for themselves.

States Offered $15 Million To Spur Disability Employment

Federal officials want existing job training programs to better serve people with disabilities and they’re putting up millions of dollars to make it happen.

Feds Take Aim At Sheltered Workshops

The Obama administration is proposing new regulations that would sharply limit people with disabilities from entering employment situations where they earn less than minimum wage.

Microsoft Recruiting Employees With Autism

The launch of a new pilot program positions Microsoft as the latest corporate giant looking to tap the employment potential of those on the spectrum.

Unemployment Rises Among Those With Disabilities

Even as the overall job situation continues to improve, an increasing number of Americans with disabilities are unemployed, according to data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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