How States Are Helping People With Disabilities Break Into Government Jobs

Governing: Only 36 percent of Americans with disabilities have a job. Governors want to increase that number, and many have started by making it easier for disabled people to get jobs in the public sector.

“We want private businesses to employ people with disabilities, and state government has to model that,” says Bambi Polotzola, executive director of the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs.

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