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As Governors work to confront an extremely tight labor market, efforts to reduce barriers to workforce participation and success are increasingly critical for filling in-demand jobs. A key pillar of Governors’ efforts on this issue is expanding inclusive, accessible career opportunities for people with disabilities – who historically experience higher rates of unemployment than people without disabilities.

This month in Albany, New York, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) convened leaders from Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, and Vermont to explore best practices and advance their disability inclusive workforce policy agenda. In January, the NGA Center, with support from the U.S. Department of Labor’s State Exchange on Employment & Disability, selected these six states to participate in the Disability Inclusive Workforce Policy Learning Collaborative. Through the Learning Collaborative, the NGA Center is supporting these states as they develop plans to expand employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities.

To kick off the event, New York Governor Kathy…



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