Disabled hail opportunity to narrow employment gap

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Damian McCoy starts working today as a computer network troubleshooter at FedEx Ground headquarters in Moon.

It’s a great job opportunity for anyone in today’s sagging economy, but perhaps more so for McCoy, who has multiple sclerosis.

Disabled Americans lose jobs six times faster than those without disabilities, and fewer than one in five work, Department of Labor statistics show. A unique program helped McCoy gain the professional experience he needed to land the FedEx job. For nine months, he worked in various positions at Bayer MaterialScience in Robinson through the program. read more >

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