Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Disability Employment: Are We at Tipping Point

Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa weighs in on Huffington Post.

Later this month, when our country marks the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, many of the law's champions will lament that the employment situation for our citizens with disabilities has not improved since the ADA was signed.
In recent years, that situation has gotten worse. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the disability workforce shrank by over 10 percent during the recession, five times faster than the non-disability workforce, which shrank by only about two percent.

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