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March 22, 2012

Overcoming ‘perceptual barriers’ to jobs

Category: General — NYSID @ 5:53 pm

State is urged to do more to help disabled New Yorkers find work

http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Overcoming-perceptual-barriers-to-jobs-3421226.php#ixzz1prWq99lp

The above article appeared in the Albany Times-Union on March 20th, indicating that New Yorkers with disabilities continue to face discrimination and other barriers in pursuing employment.

That fact is New York State benefits significantly by having a workforce that is inclusive of persons with disabilities. The overall economic multiplier effect plays a vital and supportive role in New York’s ongoing fiscal recovery.

“We commend the NYS Education Department and Deputy Commissioner Kevin Smith for shedding important light on the critical issue of more jobs for New Yorkers with disabilities,” stated Ron Romano. “We couldn’t agree more that the employment playing field needs to be equalized for all New Yorkers.”