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Copy of Copy of Employment Works Task Force

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Dan Hoblick

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Employment Works Task Force

Employment Works
Building an initiative
Gov. Daugaard becomes integral part of Gov. Markell's NGA initiative on employing people with disabilities
The Problem
South Dakotans with disabilities are underemployed
Why focus on employment?
To increase employment of South Dakotans with disabilities
for South Dakota
Employment Rate:
The percentage of non-institutionalized, male or female, without a disability compared to those with a disability, ages 18-64, all races, regardless of ethnicity, with all education levels in South Dakota who were employed in 2011.
Erickson, W., Lee, C., von Schrader, S. (2013). Disability Statistics from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Employment and Disability Institute (EDI). Retrieved Jul 16, 2013 from www.disabilitystatistics.org
Making the case for businesses

Meeting a business need
Newly Released Census Information
9.4 million people with disabilities employed
Why focus on employment?

Increasing workforce diversity
Utilizing and accessing untapped workforce
Expanding social and networking opportunities
Providing potential for improved job retention and reduced recruitment costs

Diversified Workforce
Why focus on employment?

Status and respect
Power and choice
Health and safety
Financial security
Equates to 6% of 155.9 million civilian labor force
More than half of workers with a disability fall into four general occupation groups:

Service workers
Administrative support
Sales workers
Management, business and finance
Diversity + Inclusion
Why do businesses hire people with disabilities?
Diversity in the workplace
The “right thing to do”
Expand customer base
Advance employment opportunities:
Educating employers
Developing blueprints
Establishing public-private partnerships
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