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Collaborating with Agencies, the Story of Tawani Weeden

Tawani Weeden’s first job is with the Milwaukee District Office of  USDA’s Forest Service.  He landed the job by successfully completing a Forest Service Job Corps training program.  This show reveals the professionals working on his behalf and how collaboration between agencies made his future bright.

President Obama’s policies on increasing the employment of persons with disabilities in the Federal workforce has created both challenges and opportunities.     The current goal is 3%, up from a previous goal of 2%.   Conservative estimates show that the available workforce in the US consists of at least 10% persons with disabilities.

This short is one of a series of personal stories on employment and disability created by Insights for eFedLink, a government website from The US Dept of Labor’s Office of Employment Policy, ODEP.  Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute, EDI, was the producer of the video series.  The series shows success stories around the myriad issues of employment for people with disabilities.

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