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Employment First dashboards guidebook

The Department of Human Services uses the Employment First dashboards to track employment outcomes in Minnesota’s disability services system in support of Minnesota’s Employment First policy. This policy raises the expectation that all working age Minnesotans with disabilities:

  • Can work
  • Want to work
  • Can achieve competitive, integrated employment
  • Will be offered the opportunity to work and earn a competitive wage before being offered other supports and services. 

The dashboards show changes in the past three years in income and competitive employment throughout the state. We will track the data to look for continued progress in employment outcomes for people with disabilities. We may also use the dashboards to compare outcomes across counties, providers, age groups, waiver programs and employer types over time. 

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