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Labor Department considers rule to aid disabled job seekers

Hiring targets would be set for US contractors

By Sam Hananel
Associated Press / December 9, 2011
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Disabled Americans, facing even higher hurdles than others finding jobs, would get a boost under an Obama administration plan to set new hiring procedures for government contractors. The Labor Department proposed a rule yesterday that would require most companies with federal contracts to set goals of having disabled workers make up 7 percent of their workforce.

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