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More People with Disabilities are Employed, but Unemployment Rate is Still Higher than Average

An "untapped workforce." That's what the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County calls people with disabilities as it seeks to encourage companies to hire them -- We're talking about competitive positions in the work force. People with disabilities typically are unemployed at rates double or even triple the rest of the working-age population. The gap has shrunk in recent years, following the trend of lower unemployment rates in the United States. 

Mike McIntyre and the panel of experts talk more about the changing expectations surrounding employment opportunities for people with disabilities and the active work to match these candidates with jobs in Northeast Ohio. 

Karen Kasler also joins Mike to talk about the gas tax and the latest in Columbus.







  • Laura Lamb, the Chief Operating Officer for Vocational Guidance Service.  
  • Chris Carpenter, Strategic Analysis Manager with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. 
  • Amy Taylor, the Director of Vocational Rehabilitation for Vocational Guidance Service, and a member of the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County.
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