Parson announces program to expand opportunities for those with disabilities

Parson announces program to expand opportunities for those with disabilities
Parson made the announcement during his visit to Paraquad, the leading disability services provider in the St. Louis region. (Source: KFVS)

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson says that Missouri has been selected for a mentorship program through the Department of Labor for those living with disabilities.

Parson made the announcement during his visit to Paraquad, the leading disability services provider in the St. Louis region.

Missouri is on track to become a Model Employer later in 2019.

State governments can commit to hiring more people with disabilities, and thereby become a “model employer” for private businesses and non-profits.

“Becoming a Model Employer is crucial to ensuring Missouri is doing everything possible to fully integrate Missourians living with disabilities into the workforce,” said Governor Parson. “I am pleased to hear that Missouri has been selected for this innovative program to make certain we are implementing all the best policies and practice to become a Model Employer.”

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