D.C Employment First Proclamation

Washington DC

“On October 8, 2012, DC Mayor Vincent Gray issued a proclamation declaring the District of Columbia an Employment First State—the 20th state to do so nationwide. Mayor Gray’s proclamation affirms that ‘employment is an important part of the lives of all working age adults and people with disabilities are a largely untapped resource with skills and talents who can meet the needs of area business and employers.’ Under the Employment First philosophy, competitive, integrated employment is the first and overwhelmingly preferred option for working-age youth and adults with disabilities, regardless of the complexity or severity of their disabilities.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Legislation
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Workforce Development
Topics: 
  • Customized Employment
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Date Enacted: 
10/08/2012
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