One Workforce: Inclusive Employment in North Carolina

North Carolina is helping to redefine America’s employment opportunities and workforce. 

Inclusive employment creates one workforce. It enhances the lives of people with and without disabilities and creates pathways to financial security, community living and self-determination - things we all work for.

Within the disability community, there is an untapped pool of talented individuals who are determined, driven and ready to work. It has been proven that people with disabilities achieve equal or better job performance ratings while staying in their jobs longer.

These are the stories and photographs of 30 different people across the State – all talented, hard at work and engaged in their chosen fields of employment - law, creative arts, agriculture, finance, entrepreneurship and more. By showcasing the talent, determination and initiative of people with disabilities, we can create a state where everybody works together in one united workforce.

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