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Disabled Hiring

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A new rule is expected to increase the employment of individuals with disabilities. 

Angie Herzog of Marimor Industries in Lima explained the change today. She says recent updates to The American's with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act introduced new hiring goals for federal contractors and subcontractors. The rule establishes a nationwide goal that at least 7% of the workforce should be qualified individuals with disabilities.

Critics say the new rule undermines a person's right to privacy concerning having a disability. However, under the new rule, people can choose whether to voluntarily disclose disabilities. The changes also include new policies to increase the hiring of veterans. The rules go into effect in about six months.

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