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Nikki Haley: Jobs for people with disabilities should be campaign issue

Gov. Nikki Haley
Gov. Nikki Haley

Cleveland, August 5 – Gov. Nikki Haley is calling for more presidential candidates to discuss the importance of employing people with disabilities.

“Opportunity should be an issue in every campaign cycle,” the governor of South Carolina said in an exclusive interview with The RespectAbility Report in Cleveland. “Our goal is to get as many people back to work, whether it’s veterans, whether it’s those with disabilities, whether it’s those with challenges, and we’re finding that businesses in South Carolina want to help.”

Haley also praised Walgreens, which has a major distribution center in South Carolina, for their efforts in employing people with a variety of disabilities.

“It is true opportunity for people with disabilities and Walgreens deserves tremendous credit for realizing that (people with disabilities) are people that can be incredibly productive, and do some good.”

She called it “a source of pride for South Carolina.”

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  1. […] While it may not yet rank in the top 10, one state that deserves closer attention is South Carolina. Not only has there been a 1.3 percent increase in the employment rate of people without disabilities, there has also been a 2.7 percent increase in employment among South Carolinians with disabilities. Just recently, Gov. Nikki Haley talked about the importance of employing people with disabilities. […]

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