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Hiring Targets for Disabled Protested by Contractors

Scott Moore, an economic statistician who uses a wheelchair, says he’d be more apt to get work from federal government contractors if the U.S. sets hiring targets for disabled people.

President Barack Obama’s administration is reviving a push to get contractors to hire more disabled people. Their jobless rate was 14.2 percent in June, almost twice the 7.6 percent for people without disabilities, according to the Labor Department.