Employment

Despite South Carolina’s unemployment rate below 3.8%, over 68% of working-age residents with disabilities do not participate in the labor market.

  • The State of South Carolina is missing a vital opportunity to promote inclusive employment in its over 92,000 positions.

    Unlocking the Barrier: South Carolina State Government must serve as a model employer in the inclusion of people with disabilities in employment, leading to impacts in every corner of our State.

  • Over 3,500 South Carolinians with disabilities are limited to “work activity centers” or sheltered workshop settings, where less than 5% transition into community-based employment and they may make less than one dollar per hour.

    Unlocking the Barrier: SC must remove any and all basis for subminimum wage with a purposeful and resolute transition into support for competitive, community-based employment.

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