Walmart’s new corporate policy may cost man with cerebral palsy his job

WNEP/CNN REPORTS MONROE TOWNSHIP, PA – Adam Catlin has been a greeter at the Walmart store near Selinsgrove for about 10 years. “When the customers come in, I greet the customers,’ Catlin explained, “and then if they have a return, I scan it and put a sticker on it.” He loves his job and doesn’t […]

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White House security official suspended, alleges boss broke rules

By ALEX MARQUARDT and ZACHARY COHEN, CNN Washington, D.C. (CNN)–A veteran manager in the White House office that processes security clearances has been suspended amid allegations she made against her boss that he endangered national security by breaking the law and flouting security procedures. The supervisor, Carl Kline, was also accused by the suspended official, […]

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Senators: Do more to help disabled Americans gain employment

By Richard Burr and Bob Casey, CNN.com (CNN) Recently, we observed the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA, which helped recognize and protect the rights of our 56 million fellow citizens with disabilities. Since the passage of the ADA in 1990, we’ve seen enormous advances. Street […]

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More small businesses look to expand opportunities for disabled workers

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, ASSOCIATED PRESS, CHICAGO SUN TIMES NEW YORK — On any weekday morning, Miles Thornback is working on marketing campaigns for real estate agents or dealing with tricky tech issues at the office. Thornback, who has cerebral palsy, got hired three years ago at the RE/MAX Prestige real estate agency in Costa […]

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White House report: Most welfare recipients able to hold jobs, but aren’t

By SUSAN McFARLAND, UPI July 12 (UPI) — A White House report said Thursday most Americans living in poverty who receive government benefits are not working, even though they are able to — a published backing for the Trump administration’s plan to impose new work requirements for welfare recipients. The 66-page report from the White […]

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She cleaned for $3.49 an hour. A gas station just offered her $11.25.

By DANIELLE PAQUETTE, THE WASHINGTON POST Colton Channon needed just 90 minutes each day. Every morning for about a month, in training designed for him, the high school senior with an intellectual disability practiced making steel brackets for trucks at a Des Moines factory. The skill took more than a few tries to master. But […]

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In major shift, state expands work opportunities for young people with disabilities

By Chris Serres, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) Liz McGrory says she buried her face in her hands and wept on the day last summer when a state job counselor asked her a seemingly innocuous question: “If your son could have his chance at a dream job, what would that be?” Charlie is 22 and has […]


Will Employment Keep Growing? Disabled Workers Offer a Clue

A seemingly inexorable economic trend has changed direction in the past few years, as people who cited health reasons for not working are returning to the labor force. By ERNIE TEDESCHI, NEW YORK TIMES   The rise in the number of Americans not working because of disability was so persistent for two decades that some economists […]


Willing and able: Disabled workers prove their value in tight labor market

By PAUL DAVIDSON, USA TODAY   Julie Propp landed her first-ever job about 18 months ago — at age 55. A part-time retail helper at a Kwik Trip convenience store in Marshallt own, Iowa, Propp cleans and ensures coffee cups and other items are well-stocked. She previously loaded boxes in workshops run by agencies that […]

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Bevin creates task force to help disabled get jobs

Governor Bevins signs Executive Order establishing the Kentucky Work Matters Task Force COURIER-JOURNAL By Tom Loftus FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday signed an order creating a high-level task force to recommend ways to eliminate obstacles that the disabled often confront in finding a job. At a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, Bevin […]