What is Employment First?

     Employment First is the policy of the state; whereas, competitive and integrated employment shall be considered the first option when serving persons with disabilities who are of working age to obtain employment. Employment first applies to programs and services that provide services and support to help obtain employment for persons with disabilities.

     The Governor’s Employment First Taskforce is developing a strategic plan to implement this employment first policy and will collect and maintain data and information relative to persons with disabilities who are or want to work.

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