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SD panel to boost employment of disabled people

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SD panel to boost employment of disabled people
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a task force to study ways of increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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The state Human Services Department will lead the task force, which will include business representatives, state officials and people with disabilities.

Daugaard says everyone should have a chance to earn a living and get a sense of fulfillment from having a job. He says he wants to show South Dakota employers the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

Daugaard says he will ask state government to act as a role model, starting with a focus on how state agencies can improve their policies and hiring practices.

The governor says the task force will help dispel misconceptions that businesses have about hiring people with disabilities.

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