NPR did a piece on the Raise the Wage Act bill that passed this summer. This legislature ensures that the minimum wage will increase over the next several years with rising costs of living. In addition it ensures that adults with disabilities will be protected from receiving sub-minimum wages. Full Life is the top employment placer in the state for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Therefore many of our clients are thrilled with the news. Furthermore, we are thrilled with disabled adults earning a fair wage. They are an important segment of the workforce. For instance, they do the same job tasks as individuals without disabilities and many do this work independently.
Mitchell Hartman interviewed Full Life‘s founder and CEO Rachel Bloom and Happy Cup employee Mike Sacomano on NPR’s Marketplace to discuss the Raise the Wage Act which would affect people with disabilities throughout Oregon. Click this link to listen to the interview: Reform would guarantee minimum wage to all workers with disabilities.
Mike is a valued member of the Happy Cup team. In addition, he is also an awesome and prolific artist. Check out his art blog, Latch Hook Visionary, to see some of his work.
Please contact Rachel Bloom, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information about Full Life’s job development and job placement services. We are always looking for hard working individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to add to our employment team.
Many thanks to Mitchell Hartman and NPR! And thank you for reading! Full Life appreciates your continued support.