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Hire Ability Day touts workplace accommodations

Smart businesses are hiring workers with disabilities now because they know entry-level job openings will go begging in 15 years when there will be fewer workers to fill them, said former Assistant U.S. Secretary of Labor Neil Romano. Employers are finding workers that, thanks to federal education mandates, are better prepared for the workplace than those hired in the past only as favors or charity cases, he said at the annual Hire Ability Day luncheon.

Sacred Heart noted for hiring people with disabilities

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Tuesday was awarded the Spokane County Community Services Employer of the Year award for outstanding commitment to incorporating the disabled into the workplace.