During New York’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, one challenge will be to ensure the inclusiveness of emerging employment opportunities, especially as they relate to technology—a growing economic focus and a need for most companies. One group that has historically been underrepresented is people with disabilities. Fortunately, specialized tech training is preparing individuals with disabilities for new career opportunities, and New York’s business community can ensure that those opportunities exist.
Even before the pandemic, only 35% of working-age people with disabilities in New York City were employed, less than half the share of those without disabilities (74%), according to the state comptroller’s office. New Yorkers with disabilities have
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