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Breaking News – 945 new jobs for people with disabilities in New Mexico

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, 945 more people with disabilities in New Mexico 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.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, New Mexico now ranks 42nd on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 153,667 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 49,084 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Susanna Martinez, New Mexico has a 31.9 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms many states.

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Breaking News – 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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Breaking News – 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 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. Governor Chris Sununu’s health and human services department has begun supported employment programs; these programs are staffed by employment professionals who meet with treatment providers to integrate someone’s health and employment initiatives.

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Breaking News – 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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Breaking News – 4,966 new jobs for people with disabilities in Idaho

RespectAbility and Best Buddies present Gov. Otter award for job gains for Idahoans 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, 4,966 more people with disabilities in Idaho 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.

During the NGA Winter Meeting, RespectAbility and Best Buddies took the opportunity to recognize Governor Butch Otter with an award for the job gains being experienced by people with disabilities in his state.

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Breaking News – Iowa Lost 2,975 Jobs for People with Disabilities but Still Leads Most States

Washington, D.C., March 15 – As the economy expands, for the first time in decades people with disabilities around the country are gaining jobs, success and independence. However, according to new data, 2,975 people with disabilities in Iowa lost jobs. Nationally, while Iowa has been significantly above the national average, people with disabilities previously have been left out of periods of economic growth. Today’s workforce system around the country is catching up to Iowa’s and is better aligned to enable people with disabilities to succeed, just like anyone else. Iowa lost jobs at the same time there was a four-fold national improvement in new jobs for people with disabilities.

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Breaking News – 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 employment; an amazing rise. 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.

During the NGA Winter Meeting, RespectAbility took the opportunity to recognize Governor Roy Cooper with an award for the job gains being experienced by people with disabilities in his state.

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Breaking News – 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 unprecedented rise. 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.

Beginning in 2018 Montana’s council for developmental disabilities initiated the Partnerships for Transitions project. The project provides skill development to job-seekers with disabilities and also creates community and web-based information resources. According to the council, the program has already increased transition outcomes for youth with disabilities. During the NGA Winter Meeting, RespectAbility took the opportunity to recognize Governor Bullock with an award for the job gains being experienced by people with disabilities in his state.

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Breaking News – 6,707 new jobs for people with disabilities in Ohio

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, 6,707 more people with disabilities in Ohio 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.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Ohio now ranks 29th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 851,743 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 304,940 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor John Kasich, Ohio has a 35.8 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms many states.

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Breaking News – 931 new jobs for people with disabilities in Vermont

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, 931 more people with disabilities in Vermont 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.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Vermont now ranks 16th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 49,458 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 20,506 of them have jobs. Governor Phil Scott, who answered RespectAbility’s candidate questionnaire in 2016, has always been dedicated to disability issues. Vermont has a 41.5 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms many states.

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Breaking News – 1,691 new jobs for people with disabilities in Delaware

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.

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Breaking News – 14,846 new jobs for people with disabilities in Colorado

Gov. Hickenlooper receives RespectAbility Award for job gains among Coloradans 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, 14,846 more people with disabilities entered Colorado’s workforce last year. 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 Hickenlooper, Colorado now ranks 12th in the nation on jobs for people with disabilities. During the NGA Winter Meeting, RespectAbility took the opportunity to recognize Governor Hickenlooper with an award for the job gains being experienced by people with disabilities in his state.

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Breaking News – 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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Breaking News – 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. 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. During the Winter Meeting. Governor Bill Walker of Alaska spoke publicly with Governor Kasich of Ohio and Governor Hickenlooper of Colorado on how to provide affordable, quality health care to the largest number of people. Many believe that the best way to provide reasonably priced health care to people with disabilities is through good jobs. All three governors emphasized the part major employers should play in demanding quality health care for their employees, highlighting the need to provide people with disabilities competitive employment to allow them to support their own health.

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Breaking News – 7,198 new jobs for people with disabilities in Connecticut

Gov. Malloy: “Our goal is to make sure that everyone that can be employed is employed”

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, 7,198 more people with disabilities in Connecticut 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.

As 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 Daniel Malloy took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in Connecticut. When asked, Governor Malloy said: “…most disabilities can be overcome at least to the extent to allow someone to have a job and be rewarded by that job.” He went on to add, “Our goal is to make sure that everyone that can be employed is employed.”

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Breaking News – 7,266 new jobs for people with disabilities in Arizona

Gov. Ducey: “they want a fulfilling career”

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, 7,266 more people with disabilities in Arizona 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.

As 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 Ducey took questions about jobs for people with disabilities in Arizona. When asked, Governor Ducey said: “So, it’s really a focus on what the result is and getting people in the economy. Also realizing these are people that want to work, they want a fulfilling career.”

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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 the NGA meeting in 2013, Governor Daugaard helped lead an employment initiative for people with disabilities. Later that year he went home and created the Employment Works Task Force to implement the recommendations made during the meeting. Now South Dakota has a network of businesses, business resource organizations, state-level employment professionals, and job-seekers with disabilities.

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Breaking News – 28,642 new jobs for people with disabilities in Georgia

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, 28,642 more people with disabilities in Georgia 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.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Georgia now ranks 36th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 698,283 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 236,577 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia has a 33.9 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities. There are several highly successful Project SEARCH sites in Georgia which enable youth with disabilities to gain jobs.

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Breaking News – 715 new jobs for people with disabilities in Hawaii

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, 715 more people with disabilities in Hawaii 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.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Hawaii now ranks 18th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 66,031 working-age people with disabilities living in that state and 26,356 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor David Ige, Hawaii has a 39.9 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities.

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Breaking News – 12,662 new jobs for people with disabilities in Massachusetts

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, 12,662 more people with disabilities in Massachusetts 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.

According to RespectAbility, a national nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunity for people with disabilities, Massachusetts now ranks 24th on jobs for people with disabilities. In total, there are 390,729 working-age people with disabilities living in Massachusetts and 150,647 of them have jobs. Under the leadership of Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts has a 38.6 percent employment rate for its people with disabilities and outperforms Oklahoma, New Jersey, and Indiana.

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