Governor Announces: Pennsylvania Accepted as an Employment First State


State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“The Corbett administration announced that Pennsylvania has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy's Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program. Employment First is a concept to facilitate the full inclusion of people with the most significant disabilities in the workplace and community in typical workplace settings where the majority of workers are not people with disabilities.  The mentoring program will help the departments of Human Services (DHS), Education and Labor & Industry (L&I) collaborate to align policies and develop a plan to increase school-to-work opportunities for students with disabilities.”

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Provider Transformation
  • Department of Human Services
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