Layoffs. Hiring freezes. Unemployment rates. The impact of the economic crisis on the labor market is the subject of countless news stories and reports. But behind all of the headlines, there is a story that is not being told. The Work Experience Initiative, a grant-funded project at Community Partnerships, has given voice to that story.
While millions of Americans grapple with one of the worst job markets in history, people with disabilities who want to go to work are pushed aside—losing the limited opportunities that were available to them in a healthier economic environment.