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States as Model Employers

August 7, 2014
Source: Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)

States and local governments can play a significant role in advancing the employment of individuals with disabilities through their own hiring activities. In a recent EARN report from the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, research showed that several states emerged as “leading by example” in the hiring of people with disabilities. The report highlights key practices and activities that states can implement to become model employers of people with disabilities.

Read the report: States as Model Employers of People with Disabilities: A Comprehensive Review of Policies, Practices, and Strategies

Help shape strategies, policies, and practices to assist employers in creating a diverse workforce that includes people with disabilities. Join in the online dialogue, "State Governments: What Can We Do?" [registration required] Join the Conversation for Change, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

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