Hire Me SC creates new resource to help families of those with disabilities in the job hunt

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Families of people with disabilities have a new way to look for jobs. Monday, Hire Me SC launched a new free online resource they say will increase employment opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

“It can be difficult for families to know where to start and what employment decisions their loved ones should make without overstepping boundaries or interfering with their independence,” says Kimberly Tissot, president and chief executive officer of Able South Carolina. “The resources available through Hire Me SC help build confidence in family members so they can empower, support and be an advocate for their loved ones as they decide what kind of employment is right for them.”

According to Able SC, the gap between those with and without disabilities is more than 42%.

The new family web page from Hire Me SC can be found at www.hiremesc.org/families.

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