Work together to help disabled people find jobs

Too few persons with disabilities are in employment. Even if a quota is not deemed a good solution, there are other ways tripartite partners and disabled people can work together to raise their employment rate.

A few mornings ago, as I scrolled through the articles in The Straits Times app on my mobile phone, my heart skipped a beat as the robotic Voice Over - a text-to-speech application - read out an article on the employment figures of persons with disabilities (PWD) here.

The little voice in my head said: "Yes, finally we will get a clearer picture of employment rates for the disabled in Singapore."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 26, 2019, with the headline 'Work together to help disabled people find jobs'. Subscribe