Shared result: Increase employment and economic opportunities
This result also recognises obligations in the CRPD, particularly Articles 24 and 27.
1. Priority: Increase the number of disabled people who transition from school and from tertiary education into employment
a) Improve transitions. Lead: Ministry of Education.
2. Priority: Increase the number of disabled people, including long-term unemployed disabled people, in paid employment and self-employment on an equal basis with others
a) Implement a long term work programme to improve employment outcomes for disabled people including the development of guidelines on reasonable accommodation. Lead: Ministry of Social Development.
b) Building on work in action 2(a), identify better alternatives so that the minimum wage exemption process can be removed. Lead: Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
3. Priority: Increase the number of employers who are confident in employing disabled people, with the public sector taking a lead
a) Government to take a lead in employing disabled people and providing paid internships. Lead: Ministry of Social Development.
b) Work with private sector partners to progress employment of disabled people in the private sector. Lead: Ministry of Social Development.
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