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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 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.”

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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 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 Phil Murphy took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in New Jersey. When asked, Murphy said: “Jobs for people with disabilities is something we’ve talked about in our campaign, but we’re only 30 days in.”

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3,477 people with disabilities lose jobs in Rhode Island as State Ranked 47th in America

Washington, D.C., March 9 — 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, 3,477 people with disabilities in Rhode Island lost jobs.

Recently, 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 Raimondo took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in Rhode Island.  When asked about Rhode Island’s efforts to close sheltered workshops, Governor Raimondo said: “It has to work, there’s no option.”

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3,823 new jobs for people with disabilities in Minnesota

Ranked 3rd in America, MN Gov. Dayton said, “We made it a priority”

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, 3,823 more people with disabilities in Minnesota 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.

This week, 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 Mark Dayton took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in Minnesota. When asked, Governor Dayton said: “We made it a priority. We worked hard with outreach with leaders in the disability community. To let them know that we have jobs starting in the state government. [I’m] thrilled to know that we’re leading the country; we have more to do. We have wonderful people that have great talents and we have men and women with disabilities in our office as well as the governor’s residence and they do fantastic work, so I hope this trend will continue.”

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