Monday, March 24, 2014

3-25-14 hiring people with disabilities

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin groups are helping to change negative perceptions about hiring workers with disabilities and help them put them in permanent jobs. A bill Gov. Scott Walker signed will extend by 6,000 the number of people helped by the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. A group in northeastern Wisconsin called N.E.W. Curative is also providing training for specific types of work. About 62 percent of working-age adults with disabilities are unemployed in Wisconsin.

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