MP calls for more career choice for disabled people

Phillips, Lucy
June 2008
People Management;6/26/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 13, p14
The article provides the highlights of a discussion on employment opportunities for disabled people by British Disability Minister Anne McGuire at Scope's Diversity Works conference held in June 2008. The minister said disabled people should be able to have careers, not just jobs. McGuire reiterated that the government's commitment that disabled people should have access to the same employment opportunities as non-disabled people by 2025. Government measures have helped to increase the employment rate of disabled people from 38% in 1998 to 48% in 2008.


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