HELP Committee to Examine Strategies for Improving Employment for Americans with Disabilities
WASHINGTON — On Thursday at 10:00 a.m., Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will convene a hearing to examine how to expand and improve job opportunities for people with disabilities. As the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act nears, Harkin seeks to assess the impact of current programs, and discuss ways to achieve the goal he set earlier this year of raising the number of Americans with disabilities in the labor force to 6 million by 2015.
This hearing will be webcast live with real-time captioning at: http://help.senate.gov
Testimony and archived videos will be posted at: http://help.senate.gov/hearings/
HEARING: Lessons from the Field: Learning From What Works for Employment for Persons with Disabilities
The Honorable Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC
Governor Tom Ridge, Chairman, National Organization on Disability, Washington, DC
Deborah Dagit, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Merck, One Merck Drive, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Amelia Wallrich, Law Student, Northwestern University, Frankfort, IL
DATE: Thursday, July 14th, 2011
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
LOCATION: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building