Outdated laws that funnel South Carolina adults with intellectual disabilities into low-paying jobs can make it difficult to gain experience needed to lead independent lives, advocates say.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted the workforce for many people across the U.S. but data shows workers with disabilities were impacted at a higher rate.
Employers and human resource professionals in South Carolina can take the next step in building a hiring plan inclusive of individuals with disabilities at the Hire Me SC Employer Summit on Oct. 7, 2020.
In South Carolina, thousands of people with disabilities can work a job and only make a fraction of the minimum wage.
Hire Me SC, a part of Able SC, is an organization advocating for people with disabilities in the workforce and they’re holding several events during the COVID 19 pandemic to assist with the changing work atmosphere.