Disabled people in Delaware may find more opportunities for employment under a bill being signed into law today.
The Employment First Act will require that state agencies that provide services to people with disabilities consider competitive employment for the disabled. The Employment First Oversight Commission will be established to review objectives and goals for finding jobs for people with disabilities. Officials say the measures do not require employers to give hiring preference to people with disabilities. Governor Jack Markell will sign the bill in the Newark area this afternoon, accompanied by advocates from the disabled community, State Representative Debra Heffernan, and Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf.