Governor Bill Haslam visited the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to see how the state’s Employment First Task Force is creating opportunities on campus. The task force helps people with intellectual, development and other disabilities get jobs. It started five years ago with an executive order Haslam signed.
UTC and Orange Grove have a program called Orange Grove University, which provides jobs to such people through the campus food services vendor Aramark.
Statewide, the employment rate for people with intellectual and development disabilities is improving, according to a report the task force released today.