NJ Department of Health and Human Services Employment First Statement

New Jersey

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy

“People with disabilities are a multi-skilled workforce resource for employers. An inclusive workplace promotes diversity, expands the tax base and creates an expanded pool of qualified candidates for available jobs. ‘Employment First’ is about creating an environment for individuals with disabilities that empowers them with choices for their future, reduces poverty, shrinks enrollment in entitlement programs, eases demand on state and community based social service agencies and provides workers with a sense of achievement.” 

Systems: 
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • New Jersey Health and Human Services
Date Enacted: 
04/19/2012
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