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AbilityOne Releases Statement on Subminimum Wage

March 31, 2016

On March 18, 2016, the U.S. AbilityOne Commission, which oversees the AbilityOne Program, released a statement that called for action to support opportunities for employees who are blind or have significant disabilities to be compensated fairly for their work.
The statement included a call to action for “all qualified nonprofit agencies participating in the AbilityOne Program to commit to, and begin (if not maintain), paying at least the Federal minimum wage, or state minimum wage if higher, to all employees who are blind or have significant disabilities working on AbilityOne contracts.”

To research AbilityOne programs in your state, please visit the LEAD Center Employment First website and look for AbilityOne under State Data.