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Capitol Correspondence - 03.12.18

USA Today Article: Tight Labor Market Increasing Demand for Workers with Disabilities – Including IDD

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USA Today shared anecdotes from national and regional corporations on how the more competitive labor market is increasing demand for workers with disabilities. USA Today wrote:

“With the low 4.1% unemployment rate making it tougher for employers to hire and retain workers, more are bringing on Americans with disabilities who had long struggled to find jobs. Many firms are modifying traditional interviews that filter out candidates with less-refined social skills and transferring some job duties to other staffers to accommodate the strengths of people with disabilities.”  

The article includes one IDD-specific example in Iowa – please click here to access the full article.