Disability

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Disability in US – Nine percent of adults aged 25 to 54, or 11 million, reported at least one of six disabilities in 2016

A smaller share of people in their prime working years (25-54) are employed now than in decades past, and some have wondered whether disabilities and health problems have played a role in that decline. People with disabilities have much lower employment rates than people without disabilities, and disabilities are one of the most commonly cited … Continue reading

Disability – Recognizing that the experience of disability varies by type, severity, and duration for a more flexible and tailored approach to policy

In Europe, about one in eight people of working age report having a disability; that is, the presence of a long-term limiting health condition. Despite the introduction of a range of legislative and policy initiatives designed to eliminate discrimination and facilitate retention of and entry into work, disability is associated with substantial and enduring employment … Continue reading

Persons with a Disability in US – 17.1 percent were employed vs 64.6 percent for those without

In 2014, 17.1 percent of persons with a disability were employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for those without a disability was 64.6 percent. The ratio for persons with a disability declined by 0.5 percentage point from 2013 to 2014, while the ratio for those with no disability increased by 0.6 … Continue reading

US / A Best Practices on Disability-Hiring

There are some good nuggets in the workbook, too, so it’s worth a look – from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Business Leadership Network Continue reading

Disabled in Australia / Maybe, but fully fit to work

Hundreds of thousands of people on the disability support pension who have some capacity to work should be given the support and incentives they need to enter or re-enter the workforce Continue reading

US / The number of people getting federal disability checks has grown for 192 straight months – or 16 years

For for 192 straight months -or 16 years – the number of people getting federal disability checks has grown. That’s staggering enough but it seems much of the country is just now waking up to these skyrocketing numbers thanks in large part to a stunning investigative piece for NPR titled “Unfit for Work” which outlined … Continue reading

UK / Remploy closures / More disabled workers losing jobs

Hundreds more disabled workers at Remploy factories are at risk of losing their jobs under fresh closure plans, the Government announced today. A further 875 employees, including 682 disabled people, have been told they face compulsory redundancy. Ministers announced earlier this year that a number of Remploy factories would close, arguing that the budget for disabled employment … Continue reading

Manitoba / Lower wage for disabled, a ‘Relic’ to be repealed

The Selinger government will repeal a law that allows an employer to pay disabled workers less than minimum wage. Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard said the provision in the Employment Standards Code will be removed through legislation to be tabled Monday to mark the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. “It’s … Continue reading

India – Job portal for disabled people launched

In an effort to help the millions of disabled in India earn a livelihood with dignity, Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD), an International NGO that supports disabled people 52 countries has designed a unique portal dedicated to facilitate recruitment for persons with disability. The portal named Jobability.org will cater to people with visual, hearing, speech, loco … Continue reading

US – Federal Government – Fear hinders hiring people with disabilities

Fear is one of the biggest barriers to the federal government hiring more people with disabilities. That fear comes from managers not knowing how a person with disabilities can do their job — even if they are qualified, said Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of Labor for the Office of Disability Employment Policy. “What happens when … Continue reading

President Obama – More Americans have been put on disability than jobs were created

A conservative attorney points out that more Americans have been put on disability than jobs were created during President Obama’s tenure. Since June 2009, the economy has created 2.6 million jobs, while 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits. That includes the month of June 2012, when 85,000 workers joined the disability program and … Continue reading

China – Vocational training for disabled stengthened

China will strengthen vocational training for the disabled population and help them find jobs through a variety of rehabilitation programs, according to a joint notice issued Monday. The notice, issued by the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) and two ministries, requires relevant government agencies to subsidize training programs and offer free information and employment services … Continue reading

Beveridge principle bites the dust writes Public Finance

The Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee on Social Insurance and Allied Services, known commonly as the Beveridge Report was an influential document in the founding of the Welfare Statein the United Kingdom. It was chaired by William Beveridge, an economist, who identified five “Giant Evils” in society: squalor, ignorance, want, idleness and disease, and went on to propose widespread reform to the … Continue reading

Employer Tax Credits May Be a Useful Policy Tool

The 2007 Expansion of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program Increased Employment Among Disabled Veterans concludes Paul Heaton in The Effects of Hiring Tax Credits on Employment of Disabled Veterans published by rand.org. (adapted excerpts by Job Market Monitor to follow)  Among the myriad federal programs available to assist unemployed veterans, few have been subjected to the rigorous empirical evaluation … Continue reading

U.S. | Disabled | Federal contractors | Target on the Drawing Table

Employers and business groups are trying to stop an Obama administration effort that calls for federal contractors to hire a minimum number of disabled workers and could penalize those who don’t by revoking their contracts. The proposal could reshape hiring at roughly 200,000 companies that generate $700 billion a year in contracts with the federal … Continue reading

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