Gov Markell's Weekly Message - Finding Innovative Practices to Employ Individuals with Disabilities

May 25, 2013 -- 2:09pm

Governor Jack Markell is this week looking for employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  That is the governor’s platform as the Chair of the National Governor’s Association.  Governor Markell says our greatest asset is our people and we need to use everyone’s abilities to compete in the global economy.  During a Seattle Institute last week Delaware officials learned about Employment First grants which are being implemented in Washington State and how various companies have integrated employing Americans with disabilities into their hiring.  Next week Governor Markell plans to join the founder of a Danish company that has recently expanded to Delaware and puts autistic adults to work – giving more people a chance to contribute and keep Delaware moving forward.

 

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