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Minimum Wage Increase: A Guide for Disability Service Providers (UPDATED 2009)

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This publication provides guidance to service providers regarding the increase in minimum wage, with a particular focus on assisting consumers with questions and concerns they may have regarding the impact on their public benefits.

AccessICI: What Do Employers Want?

The ICI Podcast

The debut of ICI's podcast features an interview with employer liaisons Diane Loud and Rick Kugler, discussing ways to reach employers.

Creating Effective Business Partnerships: What Businesses Want Human Service Agencies to Know

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While the primary customer of employment services for people with disabilities is the job seeker, placement services can only succeed if they meet the needs of business. This issue of MassWorks examines the “demand side” of job development. With a list of resources.

CommonHealth

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The issue of the MassWorks newsletter discusses MassHealth CommonHealth and the options it offers working people with disabilities.

When Existing Jobs Don't Fit: A Guide to Job Creation

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Successful job development for people with disabilities is about meeting the specific and often unique needs of each job seeker. Job creation is a way to modify or restructure existing jobs or bring together a combination of job tasks that fill the work needs of an employer while capitalizing on the skills and strengths of workers with significant disabilities. This is the second issue in the new ICI Professional Development Series.

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities