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Reports Examine Government Entities as Employers of People with Disabilities

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) recently released a report which examines state policies, programs, and practices that lead to successful employment of people with disabilities using information gathered from 50 states and five of the largest municipalities in the country. States as Model Employers of People with Disabilities: A Comprehensive Review of Policies, Practices, and Strategies summarizes the characteristics of successful state employment programs, challenges and opportunities associated with the described activities, and policy and program recommendations to increase employment of people with disabilities.

In a second report, Advancing Economic Opportunities for Business Owners and Job Seekers with Disabilities: A Review of State and Municipal Government Contracting Procurement and Tax Incentive Programs for Disability-Owned Businesses, opportunities for economic advancement of business owners and job seekers with disabilities are examined. This report highlights key elements of programs which have state business certification, preferences, and set-aside programs for private-sector disability-owned businesses as well as state tax incentives to hire people with disabilities.

Read about TAC's work on Community Integration.