WE WOULD HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORK AND AS THEY USUALLY REQUIRE MORE HELP TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR JOBS. WE WOULD BE INCREASING THE WORK FORCE OF STAFF AND GIVING PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABLITIES AND FIND HOW REWARDING THIS CAN BE. PLUS HELPED SO MANY TO ADD VALUE TO THEIR LIFE. THEY ARE SO PROUD AND THANKFUL FOR THEIR OPPORTUNITIES.
We know how to place people into competitive wage, integrated jobs. Employers that pay competitive wages. We are no longer... more »
Whe he graduated from High School Voc Rehab assessed his ability to become engaged in regular employment but were unable to provide any suggestions for this. They referred us to Knox County ARC Sunshine Industries and he has been
served by them since that time both in its Sheltered Workshop and employment enclaves. We... more »
- Implement a bus transport service geared to rural areas to access job sites
- Build more manufacturing plants in Pennsylvania & Virginia to produce essential goods for USA
1st - This would allow plants in rural areas to also expand in Logistics, through services and goods.
2nd - Through these steps this equals, job creation, job training/coaching, and job... more »
Opportunities to work for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are limited. In the broader community, it is not a level playing field. Many of these individuals simply cannot compete for the same jobs. We are part of a community that gives more opportunities than most, and our focus is employment first. Few of these positions are full time. The vast... more »
I have observed one sub-minimum-wage workshop. The participants were happy and enthusiastic. There was great camaraderie - and joy. The workshop is a wonderful option for these individuals. They were essentially being paid for... more »
At the recommendation of our daughter's high school's transition team, we visited three... more »
I am entering this comment for an individual I work with:
I don't think that they should do that (remove 14c) because there are people here that do very little work and they are just glad to get a paycheck they don't care how much money they make and then they are in classes and after class it is time to go home.
She wants to continue the exemption.
Trying to force the organizations who are taking care of them to pay 10 dollars an hour rather than 2 dollars an hour is a bad idea.
If the 14c certificates are taken away, the individuals being paid under these certificates will have no place to live.
The point of their employment is to make them feel worthy. They are interacting with people.... more »
14c is a great program it helps me and my peers greatly here at Rainbow Omega . it provides us with a sense of accomplishment and vital lessons of learning job skills and being paid for completing jobs . By terminating 14c I feel it would hurt and negatively impact us and the lessons that the job training we receive would be meaningless.