Employment

Disability Employment Gamble Pays Off

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.

More With Disabilities Seeking Work

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.

Report: People With Disabilities Paid A Third Less

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.

Tech Firm Sees Benefit From Employees On The Spectrum

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.

Feds Inch Closer To Disability Hiring Goal

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.

Hiring Uptick Fails To Spur Disability Employment

Despite overall job market gains, people with disabilities are struggling to keep up, new figures from the U.S. Department of Labor suggest.

More With Disabilities Finding Jobs

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.

Labor Secretary: Shift Away From Subminimum Wage An ‘Example’

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.

White House To Spotlight Disability Employment

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.

Billionaire Urges Disability Hiring

One of the richest people in the world is calling on employers to join him in hiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Employment Report Shows Signs Of Improvement

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.

Suit Accuses Papa John’s Of Violating ADA

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.

What Happens When Sheltered Workshops Close?

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.

Feds Look To Boost Disability Employment

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.

Farm Gives Adults With Autism A Chance To Grow

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.

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