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Employment First

Pennsylvania aims to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Act 36 of 2018 or the Employment First Act will provide training, education and support services to help individuals reach their personal goals.

Employment First requires any group receiving public funding to ensure that employment is the main focus for education, training, or support services for anyone with a disability who is eligible to work.

Also, the Cabinet for People with Disabilities and the Employment First Oversight Commission will review regulations and policies to recommend improvements and ensure the success of the initiative.

The initial three-year plan outlines recommendations to implement Employment First to improve employment outcomes for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

The 2019 Annual Report from the Employment First Oversight Commission outlines recommendations and establishes measurable goals and objectives.

Employment First Act Documents & Reports: