Slow economy hinders RAOC hiring
By Emma Deihle
Published on the Rockbridge Report web site on November 12, 2015
A decision in a 2012 class-action lawsuit required all sheltered workshops across the nation to begin integrating their work environments by employing both disabled and non-disabled people. The Rockbridge Area Occupational Center in Buena Vista provides employment opportunities for disabled adults in the area, but it is currently experiencing record-low employment because of a lack of new vendor agreements. The center cannot make any effort to comply with the mandate or expand its operations until it locks down more sub-contracted work.
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