New local push to get the disabled hired (WKTV)

“UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) –  The New York State Independent Living Council (NYSILC)  is lobbying for equal opportunity and job access for people with disabilities.”

There is a 40% gap in the employment rate between disabled individuals and working adults without disability.

Advocates are contacting government officials, encouraging them to help raise employment rates for the unemployed people with disabilities by 10-15% over 10 years.

Legislatures are being educated about current barriers preventing disabled individuals from finding work and their potential role in creating employment opportunity for these people.

Read more at WKTV