Workforce Shortage and People with Disabilities
In October 2020, the Minnesota Olmstead Subcabinet created new workgroups to research ways to better serve people with disabilities in five critical areas. Each group will make recommendations to the Subcabinet based on their research. You can read more about why the workgroups were formed and how to get involved on this page: Minnesota Olmstead Plan Workgroups
What will the Workforce Shortage and People with Disabilities Workgroup do?
This group will work with State Agency staff to:
- Investigate the connection between the current workforce shortage and career opportunities for people with disabilities
- Research why people with disabilities have higher rates of unemployment than their non-disabled peers
- Develop strategies to address this issue
State Agencies in this workgroup
- Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
- Department of Human Services (DHS)
- Department of Corrections (DOC)
- Department of Education (MDE)
This workgroup gathered resources to learn more about why people with disabilities have higher rates of unemployment than their non-disabled peers. You can find the items they are studying on this page: Research Materials
Are workgroup meetings open to the public?
Each group will hold public online meetings during the course of their work. At the meetings, the workgroup leaders will talk about their work and listen to comments from the public. Sign up for our email news list to be notified when a meeting is scheduled: Subscribe to Minnesota Olmstead News.
All meetings are held from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
August 10, 2022
September 13, 2022
October 11, 2022
November 9, 2022
January 10, 2023
February 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
April 11, 2023