Virginia Governor McAuliffe issues Executive Order Number 46
"Supporting Virginians with disabilities in the New Virginia Economy"
Jul 31, 2015
In the New Virginia Economy, all qualified workers in Virginia must be given the same opportunities to seek and gain employment and utilize their talents in growing our economy. Yet, not enough job seekers with disabilities find full-time, competitively-waged jobs and not enough young people with disabilities find career pathways through education or training that lead to full-time, competitively-waged jobs.
However, according to the 2014 Disability Statistics Annual Report, only 35.3% of Virginians with disabilities were employed in 2013 compared with 77.9% of Virginians without a disability during the same time period.
This Executive Order seeks to support the policy of this Commonwealth, as set forth in §51.5-1 of the Code of Virginia, "to encourage and enable persons with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of the Commonwealth, and to engage in remunerative employment."
The full text of Executive Order Number 46 can be found HERE: https://governor.virginia.gov/media/4191/eo-46-supporting-virginians-with-disabilities-in-the-new-virginia-economy-corrected.pdf