Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chicago Agencies Focus on Employment

CHICAGO -- Individuals across the nation and especially Illinois have suffered from continuing economic uncertainty and mass unemployment. The unemployment rate for persons with disabilities of all types exceeds 70%, and for individuals with intellectual disabilities the rate is even higher. To address this paramount issue, seven agencies that are part of Intersect for Ability Network have joined hands in establishing a major new project to secure employment for the people with disabilities they serve: the Jobs75 Initiative.

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