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Author: Adrienne Baez

Indiana’s Campaign Promotes Hiring People with Disabilities

Washington, D.C., May 10 – I’m staring back at the wide eyes, nervous shoulders and fidgety hands of the hiring manager. As he interviews me for my dream job, those wide eyes flick down to my wheelchair, then back to my face. His eyes make that journey multiple times and…

Gov. Scott Walker Signs Employment First Bill into Law as Wisconsin continues to lead on jobs

Washington, D.C., April 11 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, Wisconsin continues to have one of the nation’s highest employment rates for people with disabilities, outperforming bigger states like Texas and California. People…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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…

1,355 new jobs for people with disabilities in New Hampshire

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, 1,355 more people with disabilities in New Hampshire gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s…

14,556 new jobs for people with disabilities in North Carolina

Gov. Cooper receives RespectAbility Award for job gains among North Carolinians with Disabilities. Washington, D.C., March 13 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, over 14,556 more people with disabilities in North Carolina gained…

4,459 new jobs for people with disabilities in Montana

Gov. Bullock receives RespectAbility Award for job gains among Montanans with Disabilities. Washington, D.C., March 13 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, over 4,459 more people with disabilities in Montana gained employment; an…

4,139 new jobs for people with disabilities in Alaska

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 4,139 more people with disabilities in Alaska gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth.…

Dennis Daugaard speaks about Jobs for People with Disabilities in South Dakota

Washington, D.C., March 9 — Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota gave a statement recently about his dedication to including his citizens with disabilities in education and employment initiatives. South Dakota is “…setting the example and showing that we want to include people who are able to do jobs with accommodations.” During…

5,130 new jobs for people with disabilities in Kansas

Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 5,130 more people with disabilities in Kansas gained employment. People with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s…

4,739 new jobs for people with disabilities in Mississippi

Gov. Bryant: “You find people who want to work and have exceptional talents to do so.” Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 4,739 more people with disabilities in…

5,329 new jobs for Hoosiers with disabilities

Gov. Holcomb: “I want to make sure Hoosiers are meeting their true potential” Washington, D.C., March 9 — As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities are gaining jobs, success and independence. According to new data, 5,329 more Hoosiers with disabilities became employed.  People with disabilities…