Employment

Developing “Soft Skills”

I entered the workforce as many do after my 16th birthday.  I wanted spending money and to begin saving for college and took my first job weeding peppermint fields.  I was on a crew with seasoned and experienced women who spent the summer educating me about the world of work.  Teamwork, dependability, attitude and communication…

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Labor Force Participation for Individuals with a Disability

In a thriving economy unemployment is low, labor force participation is high and those who want a job can have a job, unless you are an individual with a disability.  Even though the unemployment rate is dropping for people with disabilities, it is still twice that of the general population.  Hiring a person with a…

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