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Month: March 2018

2,241 people with disabilities lose jobs in Oregon as State Ranked 19th in America

Washington, D.C., March 27 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. However, while nationally the growth of new jobs for people with disabilities went up four-fold, according to new data, 2,241 people with disabilities in Oregon lost jobs.…

3,838 New Jobs for People with Disabilities in Nebraska

Nebraska is 5th Best State for Workers with Disabilities Washington, D.C., March 27 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, Nebraska now ranks 5th in the nation for employment of people with disabilities. Under…

669 new jobs for people with disabilities in Missouri

Washington, D.C., March 27 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 669 more people with disabilities in Missouri gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

5,944 New Jobs for Marylanders with Disabilities

However, challenges remain in terms of education and empowerment. Washington, D.C., March 27 – Even as the national employment rate continues to increase, more Marylanders with disabilities are entering the workforce. A new analysis published by RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with…

2,389 people with disabilities lose jobs in Louisiana as State Ranked 44th in America

Washington, D.C., March 27 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. However, while nationally the growth of new jobs for people with disabilities went up four-fold, according to new data, 2,389 people with disabilities in Louisiana lost jobs.…

Florida Leads Nation on Job Growth for People with Disabilities – over 35,000 new jobs

Washington, D.C., March 27 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 35,480 more people with disabilities in Florida gained employment. That total outpaces every other state in terms of job gains among people…

Elected Official Questionnaire

Dear Congressman/Senator – We are writing to request an interview with you for The RespectAbility Report. This publication covers the intersection of politics, policy and disability. It is a publication of RespectAbility – a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with disabilities. We educate around…

5,855 new jobs for people with disabilities in West Virginia

Washington, D.C., March 19 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 5,855 more people with disabilities in West Virginia gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

9,550 new jobs for people with disabilities in Illinois

Washington, D.C., March 19 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 9,550 more people with disabilities in Illinois gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s…

3,023 people with disabilities lose jobs in Wyoming

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. However, while nationally the growth of new jobs for people with disabilities went up four-fold, 3,023 Wyomingites with disabilities lost jobs as the state faces new economic challenges.…

15,871 new jobs for people with disabilities in Washington

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 15,871 more people with disabilities in Washington gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

14,479 new jobs for people with disabilities in Virginia

Gov. Northam: “We’ll do everything we can to take care of individuals with disabilities.” Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 14,479 more people with disabilities in Virginia gained employment. People…

3,582 new jobs for people with disabilities in Utah

Gov. Herbert: “People can be productive if we find opportunities for them.” Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 3,582 more people with disabilities in Utah gained employment. People…

17,736 new jobs for people with disabilities in Texas

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 17,736 more people with disabilities in Texas gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s…

23,416 new jobs for people with disabilities in South Carolina

Gov. McMaster: “They’re ready to work, they’re looking for work and we’re growing in South Carolina.” Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, over 23,000 more people with disabilities…

6,993 new jobs for people with disabilities in Pennsylvania

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 6,993 more people with disabilities in Pennsylvania became employed.  People with disabilities have previously been left out of periods of economic growth, today’s…

11,000 new jobs for people with disabilities in Oklahoma

Gov. Fallin: “We’ve had a focus on trying to help people get jobs.” Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 11,000 more people with disabilities in Oklahoma became employed. People…

Gov. Sandoval reiterates commitment to jobs for Nevadans with disabilities

Gov. Sandoval: “I’ve set some state policies with regard to the hiring of individuals with disabilities and will continue to do so.” Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, Nevada continues to…

945 new jobs for people with disabilities in New Mexico

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 945 more people with disabilities in New Mexico gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

New Governor of New Jersey Promises Jobs for People with Disabilities is a Priority

Gov. Murphy: “it is a significant priority of ours.” Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, people with disabilities are losing jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 3,153 more people with disabilities in New Jersey lost employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods…