In 2010, President Obama stated that the government should be a model employer by hiring more people living with disabilities. The government set a target that they needed to meet: 100,000 new employees with disabilities before 2015.
A recent government announcement states they have now surpassed their initial goal with the hiring of 154,000 employees with disabilities. Read more from the government announcement.
With the country’s largest employer now boasting more than 14% of their workforce has a disability, we hope that other employers will quickly follow their lead.
If you are experiencing vision loss and are looking for assistance with employment, we have programs to help such as our Employment Training Services.
Feds exceed disability hiring goal