The Minister for Disability Issues' 2014 annual progress report on implementation of the New Zealand (NZ) Disability Strategy was just released with three of the 13 stated priorities impacting the employment of individuals with disabilities.
They are as follows:
- Priority 2: Increase the number of disabled people who transition from school and from tertiary education into employment.
- Priority 3: Increase the number of disabled people, including long-term unemployed disabled people, in paid employment and self-employment on an equal basis with others.
- Priority 4: Increase the number of employers who are confident in employing disabled people, with the public sector taking a lead.
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