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Are there examples in your community of programs or policies that address equity in the employment of individuals with disabilities? Do you have knowledge of ways people with disabilities in underserved communities are obtaining the employment supports and resources they need to succeed?Number of Ideas: 23
What are the employment challenges faced by people with disabilities in historically underserved communities? What are some solutions to overcome these challenges? How can USDOL provide support in developing these solutions?Number of Ideas: 138
What are the most effective ways to reach individuals with disabilities in underserved communities? What messaging and communication channels will help USDOL disseminate employment information to, and gather feedback from, individuals and organizations in these communities?Number of Ideas: 91
What can USDOL do to better support employers, workers, business organizations, advocacy groups, services providers and other key stakeholders in implementing equity and support for underserved communities in employment? What type of resources would you find valuable?Number of Ideas: 69
Advancing Racial & Social Equity in Employment for All Underserved Communities
White House Executive Order (EO) 13985, issued on January 20, 2021, mandates the Federal Government pursue a comprehensive approach to advance racial and social equity for all Americans, including Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality. The EO directs agencies to examine and redress inequities in their policies and programs. These actions ensure agency resources and benefits are provided equitably to all.
USDOL will work to ensure disability be a key element during racial and social equity discussions. Information gleaned from participants in this dialogue will enable USDOL to better understand and seek solutions for overcoming current and historical barriers in employment policies and programs.
Thank you for participating in this online dialogue and discussing USDOL's important role in ensuring racial and social equity for people with disabilities.