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 with disabilities previously have 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 Ralph Northam took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in Virginia. When asked, Northam said: “They’re not asking for a lot; they’re asking for a leveled playing field and that’s something I’ll continue to promote in Virginia.”