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, 16,91 more people with disabilities in Delaware 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.
Recently, America’s governors gathered in Washington for the National Governors Association meeting to talk about these and other key issues. Under Governor John Carney, Delaware now ranks 28th in the nation on jobs for people with disabilities. During the NGA Winter Meeting, RespectAbility took the opportunity to recognize Governor Carney with an award for the job gains being experienced by people with disabilities in his state.