White House Summit on Disability and Employment

Last week, staff from The Arc of the United States attended the White House Summit on Disability and Employment hosted by the White House Domestic Policy Council and the Curb Cuts to the Middle Class Initiative. Attendees included representatives from several of the nation’s business, philanthropic, and disability advocacy communities and had the opportunity to hear from representatives from Lowe’s, AT&T, Starbucks, United Technologies, and the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy on strategies for hiring and recruiting individuals with disabilities. Additionally, federal resources were shared for employers and job seekers, including a Resource Guide for Employers. Several members of the Administration addressed participants including Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett. Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, contributed a blog post about the event.

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