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The Great Recession and Serving Dislocated Workers with Disabilities: Perspective from One-Stop Career Centers and Rapid Response Coordinators

In 2010, under its work for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Policy and the NTAR Leadership Center, the Heldrich Center conducted research to explore issues relating to long-term unemployment and dislocated workers with disabilities, including whether people with disabilities who had lost their jobs were seeking services from the public workforce system. Among the research questions were how the population of unemployed workers served by One-Stop Career Centers appeared to have changed from the perspective of front-line staff, to what extent vocational rehabilitation counselors and others knowledgeable about serving people with disabilities are involved in reemployment and Rapid Response efforts, and what targeted strategies if any state and local governments are using to provide reemployment assistance to dislocated workers with self-reported disabilities. The final report, The Great Recession and Serving Dislocated Workers with Disabilities: Perspective from One-Stop Career Centers and Rapid Response Coordinators, was released in 2011. (Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy)

Topic: 
Disability Employment
Funded By: 
U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy)
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
long-term unemployment
dislocated workers
workers with disabilities
disability employment