What is Governor Inslee’s Disability Employment Challenge?

Governor Jay InsleeGovernor Inslee’s initial goal is to have people living with a disability make up 5% of the state government workforce by June 30, 2017.

As of July 2013, only 3.1% of state employees had a disclosed disability. That translates into adding about 1,000 workers who have disabilities. Governor Inslee’s ultimate goal is to reach parity, which would mean that that the percentage of people who have disclosed disabilities working for the state is at least equal to the 5.8% representation of people with disabilities among those working in the state.

The upcoming staffing columns will talk about disability nonprofit organizations, what they offer, and how we can work together to rise to Governor Inslee’s Employment Challenge.

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