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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 with disabilities have previously been left out of periods of economic growth, today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

Last month, America’s governors gathered in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting to talk about these and other key issues. During the Winter Meeting, Governor Fallin took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in Oklahoma.  When asked, Governor Fallin said: “We’ve had a focus on trying to help people get jobs and work with our companies in the state of Oklahoma to emphasize how important it is to help people that have disabilities” She went on to add “[people with disabilities] want to find work and how important it is that they can be independent on their own, if they have the right skill sets and the opportunity to find a job and to be successful.”

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4,704 new jobs for people with disabilities in North Dakota

Gov. Burgum: “There’s more we can do.”

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, 4,704 more people with disabilities in North Dakota became employed. People with disabilities have previously been left out of periods of economic growth, today’s workforce system is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else.

Last month, America’s governors gathered in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting to talk about these and other key issues. During the Winter Meeting, Governor Doug Burgum took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in North Dakota. When asked, Governor Burgum said: “[It’s a] team effort. We have had a lot of people working on this for a long time.” He went on to add “There’s more we can do.”

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