ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More workers with disabilities may find jobs with Minnesota under a new order from Gov. Mark Dayton.
Dayton’s executive order this week directs state agencies to hire more employees with disabilities. It seeks to halt a drop in the state’s disabled workforce — just 3.2 percent of the state’s employees in 2013 were people with disabilities.READ MORE: Federal COVID Task Force Team Providing Backup For Burned-Out Hospital Workers In St. Cloud
The governor’s order aims to double that to 7 percent by 2018. It also mandates training for some state workers for recruiting employees with disabilities.READ MORE: Bicyclist Hospitalized After Colliding With Light Rail Train In South Minneapolis
The federal government and at least six other states have taken similar steps.MORE NEWS: Tips On Protecting Packages From Porch Thieves This Holiday Season
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