Wisconsin Employment First Initiative


State Policies & Initiatives: 

Employment First is, “a national movement that is helping states improve their economies by supporting businesses to find talent and meet their needs by hiring people with disabilities. The intentional creation of policies and practices that result in a significant increase in the numbers of people with disabilities being employed in the community. A policy initiative that promotes employment in the community at minimum wage or higher as the preferred outcome for publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities.”


Addresses other FAQs regarding Employment First.

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships